Science and Technology : How Twitter lost the Internet War: “Just an ***-Backward Tech Company”

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How Twitter lost the Internet War: “Just an ***-Backward Tech Company”
Twitter faces more challenges than most technology companies: ISIS terrorists, trolls, bots, and Donald Trump. But its last line of defense, the company’s head of trust and safety, Del Harvey, isn’t making things easier. “Del over complicates things . . . and you can see that in the way some of these things are handled publicly.”


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MAYA KOSOFF

Del Harvey, Twitter’s resident troll hunter, has a fitting, if unusual, backstory for somebody in charge of policing one of the Internet’s most ungovernable platforms ...


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/02/how-twitter-lost-the-internet-war?mbid=nl_th_5a8b6096112b4c50fd8b30c8&CNDID=49183601&spMailingID=12966128&spUserID=MTg0NzAyMTMyMTE3S0&spJobID=1341785991&spReportId=MTM0MTc4NTk5MQS2

Illustration by Lauren Margit Jones; from Alamy (twitter logo), from Getty Images (bandaid).



 
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CONSERVATIVES MELT DOWN AS TWITTER ANNIHILATES FAKE ACCOUNTS
Twitter quietly purged thousands of bots overnight—cutting several prominent pundits’ follower counts down to size


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MAYA KOSOFF

... “Looks like thousands of Twitter users committed the thought crime of tweeting about ‘God,’ ‘the American flag,’ and ‘guns,’ were taken off the platform,” O’Keefe tweeted. “Our undercover reporting into Twitter showed those terms indicate to engineers you are ‘for sure a bot.’”


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/02/conservatives-melt-down-as-twitter-annihilates-fake-accounts?mbid=nl_th_5a8dfa90adad664a16b0fb4d&CNDID=49183601&spMailingID=12983555&spUserID=MTg0NzAyMTMyMTE3S0&spJobID=1342003067&spReportId=MTM0MjAwMzA2NwS2

O'Keefe speaks at an event at the Southern Medthodist University chapter of Young Americans for Freedom in November 2017.
By Stewart F. House/Getty Images

 

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Twitter is sick. The prognosis is grim


By Christine Emba Columnist

... In a series of tweets Thursday, Dorsey confessed that the company “didn’t fully predict or understand the real-world negative consequences” of the instant, public and global messaging it pioneered. “We aren’t proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, or our inability to address it fast enough,” he said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/twitter-is-sick-the-prognosis-is-grim/2018/03/02/a79eeb76-1e54-11e8-9de1-147dd2df3829_story.html?utm_term=.20841ee56ddc&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter. (Richard Drew/AP)

 

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