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Twitter suspends more accounts for “engaging in coordinated manipulation” – TechCrunch

Twitter suspends more accounts for “engaging in coordinated manipulation” – TechCrunch Following last week’s suspension of 284 accounts for “engaging in coordinated manipulation,” Twitter announced today that it’s kicked an additional 486 accounts off the platform for the same reason, bringing the total to 770 accounts. While many of the …

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Twitter will suspend repeat offenders posting abusive comments on Periscope live streams – TechCrunch

Twitter will suspend repeat offenders posting abusive comments on Periscope live streams – TechCrunch As part of Twitter’s attempted crackdown on abusive behavior across its network, the company announced on Friday afternoon a new policy facing those who repeatedly harass, threaten, or otherwise make abusive comments during a Periscope broadcaster’s …

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Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit – TechCrunch

Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit – TechCrunch For the nearly 20% percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by …

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Twitter acquires anti-abuse technology provider Smyte – TechCrunch

Twitter acquires anti-abuse technology provider Smyte – TechCrunch Twitter this morning announced it has agreed to buy San Francisco-based technology company Smyte, which describes itself as “trust and safety as a service.” Founded in 2014 by former Google and Instagram engineers, Smyte offers tools to stop online abuse, harassment, and spam, …

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Facebook tries to prove it cares with “Fighting Abuse @ Scale” conference – TechCrunch

Desperate to show it takes thwarting misinformation, fraud, and spam seriously, Facebook just announced a last-minute “Fighting Abuse @Scale” conference in San Francisco on April 25th. Speakers from Facebook, Airbnb, Google, Microsoft, and LinkedIn will discuss how to stop fake news, prevent counterfeit account creation, using honeypots to disrupt adversarial infrastructure, …

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