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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter debuts an updated mute filter with ability to filter phrases and more, muted tweet threads, and new “hateful conduct” reporting option to combat abuse   —  At a pivotal moment, the company is introducing a mute filter, muted conversation threads, and user report infrastructure …
Nov 15, 2016, 9:10 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Reporter follows all of Facebook's prompts and suggestions for weeks, leading to extreme oversharing, polluted news feeds, and awkward encounters   —  Facebook is lousy with opportunities for embarrassment.  An offhanded political remark that silently — and completely unbeknownst to you …
Sep 25, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How Apple slowly evolves its products, like the iPhone, Watch, and its line of headphones, to draw customers deeper into the Apple ecosystem   —  You probably want to talk about the headphones.  You're pissed about having to buy a new pair of headphones or haul around an easily lost dongle adapter …
Sep 8, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter rolls out quality filter setting to all, letting users filter “lower-quality content” from notifications, but it may not stop targeted non-spam abuse   —  Today, Twitter announced two product features that seem intended to help users handle abuse on the platform.
Aug 18, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: in 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive replies to President Obama during a Q&A session   —  In 2015, Then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive and hateful replies to President Obama during a Q&A session, sources tell BuzzFeed News.
Aug 11, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Ten former employees shed light on Twitter's 10-year failure to stop abuse on its platform   —  For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech, it's virtually been optimized to accommodate it.  With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnating …
Aug 11, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter permanently suspends Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos for repeated violation of rules regarding targeted abuse of users   —  After years of provocation, Twitter has permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos from its service.  —  After years of provocation, Twitter has permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos from its service.
Jul 19, 2016, 10:25 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Recent events show how Facebook and Twitter serve complementary roles during breaking news, strengthening each other   —  For years, Facebook and Twitter have been at odds over news.  But if we've learned anything in the past week it might be that it's not clear that either service has to lose for the other to win.
Jul 13, 2016, 9:40 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Heavily Promotes Live Video But Struggles To Deal With Its Visceral Aftermath   —  Last night, at 10:06 P.M., a woman by the name of Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds went live on Facebook for roughly ten minutes.  During that time, she chronicled the last conscious moments of her boyfriend …
Jul 7, 2016, 9:50 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Due to objections from Apple and others, Unicode did not approve a suggested rifle emoji in the latest Unicode 9 update coming this June   —  You can currently purchase a semi-automatic rifle in a major U.S. city in just seven minutes, but don't expect to text someone a rifle emoji anytime soon.
Jun 17, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context

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