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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
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Anti-Defamation League: 2.6M anti-Semitic tweets were posted from Aug. 2015-July 2016 with 19K+ directed at journalists; “Trump” found in bios of many offenders   —  She had seen her face superimposed on the body of a concentration camp inmate.  She had been called “a slimy Jewess.”
Oct 19, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's tech incubator and think tank, Jigsaw, will soon release Conversation AI, a set of tools that use machine learning to combat online trolls   —  Around midnight one Saturday in January, Sarah Jeong was on her couch, browsing Twitter, when she spontane­ously wrote what she now bitterly refers to as …
Sep 19, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter is working on an anti-harassment tool to let users filter posts using keywords   —  Abuse has led to depature of several high-profile users  —  New solution is similar to Instagram's keyword-based filter  —  Twitter Inc. is working on a keyword-based tool that will let people filter …
Aug 26, 2016, 11:20 AMIn 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:
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
BuzzFeed:
To earn trust, social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat must have transparent and consistent policies and commit to free expression   —  The great 21st-century platforms—Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, and the rest—have this year found themselves in the middle of the speech wars.
Jun 5, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
You can now flag abusive Twitter accounts by reporting multiple tweets at once   —  Twitter's processing for reporting abusive accounts has long been criticized as being clunky and ineffective.  Until now, users who are subject to harassment have had to report every abusive tweet individually.
Apr 25, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit expands its blocking feature, now hides comment responses from the users you block, similar to “muting” on Twitter, as well as blocking personal messages   —  Reddit Steps Up Anti-Harassment Measures With New Blocking Tool  —  Bit by bit, Reddit — long the Internet's playground …
Apr 6, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context

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