Yoel Roth Wiki – Yoel Roth Biography
Yoel Roth is Twitter’s head of site integrity. Roth spearheaded the social media company’s new fact-checking initiative that has been criticized by President Donald Trump. The president has said that he will not allow fact-checking to “stifle” his freedom of speech.
The fact-checking initiative was announced in a blog post on Twitter’s website on May 11. The blog was written by Roth and Twitter’s Director of Public Policy Nick Pickles. According to that post, potentially misleading tweets are characterized in one of three ways: misleading information disputed claims and unverified claims.
On Fox & Friends, Kellyanne Conway appears to direct online harassment at Twitter’s head of site integrity, Yoel Roth: “Somebody in San Francisco will wake him up and tell him he’s about to get a lot more followers.” pic.twitter.com/H9ceUu6Ezv
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 27, 2020
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According to his official website, Roth began working at Twitter as an intern in 2014.
On his LinkedIn page, Roth’s role at Twitter is described as:
He leads the teams responsible for developing and enforcing Twitter’s rules on platform manipulation, spam, and API access, as well as Twitter’s investigation and attribution efforts related to state-backed information operations.
In a tweet on May 25, Roth mocked those who have attacked him on social media. Roth tweeted, “Somehow, regularly being told by internet strangers that I’m a soulless corporate shill is still less harsh feedback than I got from anonymous peer reviewers in my past academic life.”
According to Roth’s Twitter profile, he has a Ph.D. from The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to that, Roth studied political science at Swarthmore College. According to his website, Roth’s dissertation at The Annenberg School was on “Gay Data.” Roth has described his area of study as focusing “on the privacy and self-expression choices of gay men using geosocial networking services like Grindr.”
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Roth told students at his alma mater, Swarthmore College, in 2017 that his role at Twitter included working with product managers on new products as well as protecting Twitter’s data information.