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Ian Sherr / CNET:
Jack Dorsey tries to explain why Twitter ignored rules violations by Infowars for so long, says company waited for others to report violations before acting   —  Two weeks ago, Apple, Facebook, YouTube and others kicked the harassing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars site off their services.
Aug 19, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is considering promoting alternative viewpoints in timeline, labeling bots, and redesigning the like button and follower count display   —  Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said he is rethinking core parts of the social media platform so that it doesn't enable …
Aug 15, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it will begin suspending commenting rights of users who repeatedly post abusive comments on Periscope live streams starting August 10   —  As part of Twitter's attempted crackdown on abusive behavior across its network, the company announced on Friday afternoon a new policy facing …
Jul 27, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context
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

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