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Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
Twitter to require email or phone number confirmation for new accounts, use AI to take action on spammy accounts, add warning on accounts behaving suspiciously   —  - Platform will require new accounts to confirm email or phone  — Twitter will place warning sign on suspicious accounts
Jun 26, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
After the acquisition, Twitter immediately shut down access to Smyte's API deserting its existing customers, who were using its anti-abuse and anti-fraud tools   —  Twitter today announced it was acquiring the “trust and safety as a service” startup Smyte to help it better address issues related …
Jun 22, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter acquires San Francisco-based Smyte, which offers tools to protect user accounts and stop online abuse, harassment, and spam   —  Twitter this morning announced it has agreed to buy San Francisco-based technology company Smyte, which describes itself as “trust and safety as a service.”
Jun 21, 2018, 9:10 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter says changes to its API and policy enforcement resulted in suspension of 142K apps responsible for 130M “low-quality” tweets, for violating its ToS   —  Twitter is making good on its pledge to fight the persistent problems of spam, bots, harassment and misinformation that have plagued the social platform for years.
Apr 25, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter has replaced its gun emoji with a water gun, thus removing one of the means with which online abusers troll their victims   —  Twitter has now followed Apple's lead in changing its pistol emoji to a harmless, bright green water gun.  And in doing so, the company that has struggled …
Apr 13, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed:
Twitter says it needs a scalable policy on authenticity of content after journalist suffers harassment due to viral screenshots of fake tweets from her account   —  In the wake of the Florida high school shooting Wednesday, Twitter users began spreading doctored tweets targeting Miami Herald reporter Alex Harris.
Feb 17, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
Tech firms on mandatory arbitration agreements for employees: Amazon and Verizon have none, Facebook does, no comment from Google, Uber, Twitter, Apple, Lyft   —  Last year, after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published her blog post alleging the company was rife with sexual harassment …
Feb 11, 2018, 9:00 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Calls for Twitter to ban President Trump are misguided and counterproductive; the biggest threat posed by @realDonaldTrump is to Trump's own presidency   —  Ever since Donald Trump became president, some liberal activists have called for Twitter to suspend his account.
Jan 4, 2018, 6:45 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Some positive tech of 2017: helping blind people navigate, cryptocurrencies for charity, fighting hiring bias with AI, helping immigrants navigate laws, more   —  For much of Silicon Valley, 2017 felt like a nonstop parade of scandal and sin.  —  There was the decline of Uber …
Dec 30, 2017, 2:05 AMIn context
Yair Rosenberg / New York Times:
Twitter blocked Impostor Buster, a bot that exposed trolls that posted racist messages impersonating Jews, other minorities, after trolls reported harassment   —  Like many Jewish journalists who reported on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, I spent the 2016 election being harassed …
Dec 27, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context

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