A Timeline of Twitter Nefariousness, and a Way to Fight it


Hobbyist Contrarian

There once was a hack called Jack,
His website a punch once packed,
But users got fucked,
‘Cause he’s a cuck,
So they left, and never came back.

On the 21 April 2015, the guardian published this article, about Twitter pledges to crack down on “harassment” and “abuse” (my quotation marks, because I’m a cynic). Three main changes were announced: “a new filter designed to automatically prevent users from seeing threatening messages”, updated, broader guidelines on threats of violence, and “temporary suspensions on users who [Twitter] does not feel justify a full ban from the service”. In a leaked February memo the C.E.O. of the time, Dick Costolo, who resigned in July, made the company’s attitude and goals clear:

We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years. It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose…

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One thought on “A Timeline of Twitter Nefariousness, and a Way to Fight it

  1. Louis Naughtic says:

    You’ll find that “civilized” people defend nonconfrontation far more than they defend justice. That always seemed like an odd choice to me, given that enforcing justice is creates peace. But that’s the kind of backwards thinking that happened in sheltered societies.

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