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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter rolls out quality filter setting to all, letting users filter “lower-quality content” from notifications, but it may not stop targeted non-spam abuse   —  Today, Twitter announced two product features that seem intended to help users handle abuse on the platform.
Aug 18, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
From impersonation and spammers to Gamergate: how Twitter's rules evolved from the tension between its free-speech ethos and business reality   —  The History of Twitter's Rules  —  “Because of these principles, we do not actively monitor and will not censor user content, except in limited circumstances described below.”
Jan 18, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
After Tidal launch, Spotify adds “Tweet the Beat”, new feature showing ads to some premium users, encouraging them to tweet about artist's music   —  Spotify wants you to spam Twitter with its new ads  —  Spotify is rolling out a new feature designed to get users to spam Twitter.
Apr 13, 2015, 8:50 AMIn context
Maya Kosoff / Business Insider:
Twitter CFO Anthony Noto's account compromised, company deletes all spam tweets   —  Twitter CFO's account has been hacked  —  The Twitter account of Twitter CFO Anthony Noto has been hacked.  —  Noto's account appears to be tweeting spammy links at other users.
Feb 10, 2015, 2:30 PMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Instagram purges spambots; popular accounts lose millions of followers, with the company losing the most at 18.9M   —  Millions of Fake Instagram Users Disappear in Purge  —  Social media services like Facebook and Twitter are always battling against spam or fake accounts that hijack hashtags …
Dec 18, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Twitter details its anti-spam system BotMaker, claims it's reduced spam by 40%   —  Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker  —  Twitter has developed a system called BotMaker to deal with its spam problem.  Essentially, BotMaker scans messages before they're posted, after they're posted …
Aug 20, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Aol Mail Hacked With Spoofed Accounts Sending Spam   —  It's not just you.  Aol Mail was hacked affecting an untold amount of accounts that were seemingly spoofed.  The Twitter hashtag #aolhacked is filled with first-hand accounts of spam being sent from either the hacked email account …
Apr 22, 2014, 9:15 AMIn context
Brendan O'Connor / The Awl:
The Golden Era Of Spam Comments Has Ended   —  The search engine optimization community has spent the last two years in a panic.  SEO people flood our Internet with spam links and fake Twitter bots and paid traffic, to help bad websites look more popular than they are, to deliver fake viewers to web ads.
Dec 14, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Cooper Fleishman / Daily Dot:
Twitter's new block function poses a major privacy problem   —  Let's say someone on Twitter is spamming you with hostile message after hostile message, then retweeting your posts to his friends, who follow suit.  What do you do?  Normally, you'd just hit the block button …
Dec 12, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
After Last Month's Security Breach, Social Media Scheduling Service Buffer Adds 2-Step Login   —  Buffer, the social media scheduling service, experienced a potentially brand-damaging security breach last month that saw a slew of weight-loss spam posted to Twitter and Facebook on behalf of its users.
Nov 26, 2013, 12:20 PMIn context

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