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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter nixed 636k+ accounts between mid-2015 and end of 2016 in its effort to tackle extremism   —  Twitter has revealed it suspended a total of 376,890 accounts between July 1 through December 31 last year for violations related to promotion of terrorism.  It says the majority of the suspensions …
Mar 21, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is now training its News Feed algorithm to detect authenticity of posts to reduce the promotion of spammy, fake, and sensational stories   —  Facebook is prioritizing “authentic” content in News Feed with a ranking algorithm change that detects and promotes content “that people consider genuine …
Jan 31, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's tech incubator and think tank, Jigsaw, will soon release Conversation AI, a set of tools that use machine learning to combat online trolls   —  Around midnight one Saturday in January, Sarah Jeong was on her couch, browsing Twitter, when she spontane­ously wrote what she now bitterly refers to as …
Sep 19, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
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

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