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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 …

Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will …

Twitter Takes on Revenge Porn and Other Content Posted without Consent Twitter Takes on Revenge Porn and Other Content Posted without Consent

Twitter has taken another step in protecting its users from harassment, this time targeting explicit content posted without consent or so-called “revenge porn.” Twitter made a couple of important changes to its terms of service. First, the Twitter Rules section …

Twitter Says It’s Tripled the Team Handling Abuse Reports Twitter Says It’s Tripled the Team Handling Abuse Reports

Twitter has a big problem with abuse. Everyone knows this. The company’s CEO knows this. The management team at Twitter knows something has to be done about it. But what is Twitter going to do about all the abuse and …

Iggy Azalea Quits Twitter for a Bit, Says “The Internet Is the Ugliest Reflection of Mankind”

It seems like a celebrity quits Twitter every day, and today it’s rapper Iggy Azalea’s turn. Thanks to some Twitter trolls and a few paparazzi shots, Azalea is taking some time away from social media, as it’s become “too negative …

Twitter Must Make It Harder to Be an Abuser, Says CEO Twitter Must Make It Harder to Be an Abuser, Says CEO

Twitter is aware that it has a problem with trolls and abusive content on the site. Twitter has taken and is currently taken steps to combat the seemingly endless amounts of abuse that some suffer on the network – but …

Twitter Says It’ll Work on Its Anti-Abuse Policies Twitter Says It’ll Work on Its Anti-Abuse Policies

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 …

Mass. Upskirting Photos Ruled Legal; Lawmakers Vote to Ban Mass. Upskirting Photos Ruled Legal; Lawmakers Vote to Ban

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on ruled it legal to take photos underneath a person’s clothing, known as “upskirting.” The high court said on Wednesday that the practice did not violate the law, because the “Peeping Tom” statute only …

Man’s ‘Exposing Easton Hoes’ Facebook Page Leads to Harassment Charges Man’s ‘Exposing Easton Hoes’ Facebook Page Leads to Harassment Charges

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Beware what you post on Facebook, as harassment most certainly exists inside the social network’s big blue walls. 19-year-old Peter Murphy is learning that the hard way. He’s been hit with multiple harassment charges (misdemeanors) after creating a Facebook page …

Google Ordered To Suspend Autocomplete In Japan Google Ordered To Suspend Autocomplete In Japan
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Update: A Google spokesperson gave us the following statement: “A Japanese court issued a provisional order requesting Google to delete specific terms from Autocomplete. The judge did not require Google to completely suspend the Autocomplete function. Google is currently reviewing …

Student Arrested For Filming Buildings In London
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You have to watch this video of a young Italian student who is harassed and subsequently arrested by London police that were claiming she was committing activity suspicious of being terrorist and riding a bicycle on the wrong side of …