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Sean Captain / Fast Company:
Profile of Tall Poppy, which has raised $1M+ seed round to help companies protect employees against online threats from trolls and hackers   —  Anyone who's spent some time on Twitter knows that vilification and personal attacks-as extreme as threats of rape and murder-are a standard feature of some people's online lives.
May 18, 2019, 4:45 PMIn context
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
Behind Twitter's plan to fix problems like disinformation, harassment, and outrage through its new prototype app twttr   —  In March, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone tweeted a screenshot of an iPhone homescreen along with a message: “Notice our new prototype? ...
May 15, 2019, 11:35 AMIn context
Emily Chang / New York Times:
The digital world is not designed to keep women safe, evidenced by the endless harassment and abuse, and any new regulation needs to keep this in mind   —  The digital world is not designed to keep women safe.  New regulations should be.  —  Ms. Chang, an anchor at Bloomberg TV, is the author of “Brotopia.”
Apr 12, 2019, 5:55 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Twitter hides a tweet, reportedly from Iran's head of state, for pointing out that a previous leader's verdict to murder novelist Salman Rushdie is still valid   —  Twitter has previously used a newsworthiness standard to defend its refusal to apply abuse and harassment rules to President Donald Trump's account.
Feb 15, 2019, 8:45 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
A deeper look at Twitter's upcoming beta app with conversational features like color-coded and algorithmically sorted responses, hidden engagement icons, more   —  Twitter has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice.
Jan 13, 2019, 7:17 PMIn context
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
Amnesty International calls Twitter a “toxic place for women” in a study of 288,000 tweets aimed at 778 female journalists and politicians from the US and UK   —  FOR MANY WOMEN, especially journalists, politicians, and other public figures, Twitter is something to endure.
Dec 18, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context
Thenmozhi Soundararajan / New York Times:
After Jack Dorsey's trip to India and encounter with the harassment Dalits face on Twitter, it's time to include minorities in talks of platform accountability   —  Dalits and other Indian gender, religious, tribal and ethnic minorities are regularly harassed on Twitter by right-wing troll armies.
Dec 4, 2018, 5:40 AMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
In late October, Twitter banned “deadnaming” transgender users, deliberately referring to them with the wrong pronoun, as it seeks to crack down on abuse   —  Twitter now prohibits misgendering or “deadnaming” transgender people, alongside other harassment and abuse tactics.
Nov 27, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Airbnb and eBay say they will end their forced arbitration policy for sexual harassment claims   —  Airbnb and eBay said they would end their forced arbitration policy for sexual harassment claims.  Tesla, Slack, and Twitter would not comment.  —  Many major tech companies have long preferred …
Nov 12, 2018, 2:53 PMIn context
Ellen Pao / Wired:
CEOs of social media companies should not hide behind “naiveté” and “free speech” as an excuse for letting fake news and harassment flourish on their platforms   —  IT'S NOT OFTEN you hear some of the richest, most powerful men in the world described as naive, but it's becoming pretty commonplace.
Aug 29, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context

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