Twitter Experiments With Language Warning System

Nearly everyone has had the experience of saying something they don’t mean, and Twitter is working to help prevent it.

Reddit Pulls “Start Chatting” Feature Amid Uproar

Reddit has pulled its newly announced “Start Chatting” features amid an uproar on the part of moderators.

Twitter Rolls Out ‘Hide Replies’ to Developers

Twitter’s Hide Replies feature is now available to developers as an API that can be included in their own software.

Facebook Gaming Helps Streamers Combat Trolls

VentureBeat is reporting that Facebook Gaming is adding a dashboard and toolkit to help streamers deal with trolls. Facebook Gaming is tied with Microsoft for a distant third placing among game steaming services with 3% market share. The company is…

CES 2020: Upcoming Twitter Feature Will Let You Control Who Replies To Tweets

Twitter announced an upcoming feature being tested that would let individuals control who replies to their tweets, according Mashable’s Karissa Bell, who was in attendance at Twitter’s presentation. Twitter has been struggling for years to combat online trolls, harassment and…

Twitter Rolls Out Direct Message Anti-Abuse Feature

After a month and a half of testing, Twitter is rolling out a spam and abuse filter for Direct Messages (DM), according to a report by TechCrunch. The new filter is designed to protect users from seeing unwanted graphic images…

Twitter Gets Rid of 70 Million Fake Accounts in May and June, Cracks Down on Trolls

Twitter has been aggressively suspending false accounts in a bid to curtail the spread of fake news. The company’s massive crackdown on trolls and bots have resulted in one million dubious accounts being deleted or suspended per day. According to…

Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel Enjoy Some Pre-Oscars Fun, Head Home Early to Baby Silas

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel don’t often leave baby Silas with a babysitter, but in honor of the Oscars fun this weekend, the singer and actress made an exception. Spotted at a pre-Oscars party on Friday night, JT and the…

Melanie Griffith Posts Unfiltered Selfie, Dares Critics To ‘Say Some More Mean Things’

Melanie Griffith is using sarcasm and wit to shut down her social media haters. The 58-year-old actress posted a striking selfie on Instagram sans filters and other photo enhancing modifications. “Here ya go. Unfiltered. I’m 58. And I’m in Hawaii…

Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

YouTube is a wonderful thing – arguably one of the top three most important websites in history. YouTube comments, on the other hand, are a cesspool. Sometimes it’s easy to look at the trolling, the virtiol, and the downright stupidity…

To Shut Down Trolls, Site Asks Readers to Pay to Post Comments

Would you pay money for the privilege of commenting on a website? If so, how much? An online magazine is looking to keep conversation on its articles “civilized and constructive” and has come up with the idea to charge readers…

Twitter to Kick Trolls Off ‘Right and Left’, Says CEO

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has admitted something we’re all well aware of: Twitter is pretty bad at handling instances of abuse on its platform. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it…

Zelda Williams Run Off Twitter in the Latest Installment of People Are Just the Worst

In the latest chapter of the book entitled Humanity: Some of Y’all a Buncha Assholes, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda had been driven off Twitter and Instagram by a buncha assholes. Zelda Williams, who lost her father Monday, has announced that…

Reddit Is Fighting Trolls by Ripping off Their Badges of Honor

Who’s up for a little taxonomy? Let’s take a quick look at what ‘karma’ means to different subsets of redditors. The first distinction is obviously whether or not said user cares about karma (reddit points) at all. Some couldn’t give…

Honey Maid Doesn’t Give a Damn About Appeasing Anti-Gay Trolls

Back in March, Nabisco’s Honey Maid graham cracker brand decided to celebrate love and family in all its various forms with an ad entitled “This is Wholesome.” The tagline was “everyday wholesome snacks for every wholesome family,” and the 30-second…

JPMorgan Scraps Twitter Q&A Over Fiscal Furor

It was a brief idea that lasted all of nine glorious hours: the vice-chairman of US corporate banking giant JPMorgan, Jimmy Lee, announced he would be taking over the @jpmorgan Twitter feed at 1pm today. By last night, however, major…

Insolent YouTube Commenters, Your Doom Fast Approaches

Here’s a list of some awful things in no particular order: Nuclear disasters. Bath salts. Running out of toilet paper. Traffic. Frank Miller’s Holy Terror. Break-ups. Neo-Nazis. Hollywood remakes. Two month-old lasagna. The runs. I could go on because lord…

This Awesome Pro-Internet Troll Song Is Untrollable

In the interweb realm, so many people get so much credit each and every day. I’m talking about the girl who starts on online petition and ends up affecting real change, or the guy who uploads a stunning cover of…

Being Anonymous on the Internet Is a Good Thing

What would the internet be without anonymity? Even in the shadow of Facebook’s misguided cause to eliminate this invaluable aspect of the online experience, the right to stay anonymous on the internet is an indispensable facet on which ye olde…

Miley Cyrus Attacked By Trolls, Complains To Twitter

Miley Cyrus, better known to her pre-teen fans the world over as Hannah Montana, has fallen victim to one of the oldest online attacks in the books – the Twitter death threat. What did she do about it? She complained…