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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How Techmeme continues to set the agenda for influential tech readers, without chasing scale or adopting the trappings of most media firms   —  Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he'd been spotted.  It was the middle of the lunch rush at a bustling upscale food court …
Mar 19, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How an image of Chuck Schumer and Putin made it from Reddit to Trump's Twitter account in less than 24 hours   —  Twenty hours.  That's about how long it took for a picture to make its way from the depths of Reddit to the Twitter account of the president of the United States.
Mar 6, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
In 2016, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, others acknowledged they are not just neutral platforms and began tackling issues like discrimination, harassment, fake news   —  In early December, Facebook published a blog post summing up the company's breakthroughs and challenges in image and speech recognition.
Jan 1, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Trump's denunciation of individuals on Twitter, which often leads to harassment by his followers, tests the limits of Twitter's rules against incitement   —  Last night President-elect Donald Trump used his Twitter account to criticize Chuck Jones, an Indiana union organizer who has been sharply critical …
Dec 9, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
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

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