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Twitter Deploys New Algorithm to Fight Abuse

Twitter Deploys New Algorithm to Fight Abuse

By Josh Wolford April 21, 2015

Twitter has a known and admitted problem with abusive content – one that truly embodies the phrase “no silver bullet.” How do you stop people from harassing others? How do you prevent people from tweeting abusive content? You can’t ban …

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 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 …