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Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

By Josh Wolford May 15, 2015

Though many social networks, forums, and websites struggle with how to deal with abuse and harassment, Twitter is usually the first one mentioned when the issue is discussed. Twitter is more public than, let’s say, Facebook (where you choose your …

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Mike Tyson Was Sexually Abused As A Child

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In the aftermath of Robin Williams’ death, his daughter Zelda was pretty much driven off Twitter by a handful of horrible people. Merely hours after her father had hung himself, assholes on Twitter began sending her cruel messages and photoshopped …

New York Cockfighting Ring Is Busted

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