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Charlie Warzel

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Tech Editor, FWD — BuzzFeed
Covers:  digital politics, future of journalism, online publishing, digital media

senior technology writer, @buzzfeednews. co-owner, Peggy. charlie.warzel@buzzfeed.com.

Twitter Announces Tools That Seem Intended To Curb Harassment

buzzfeed.com — Today, Twitter announced two product features that seem intended to help users handle abuse on the platform. The features come one week after BuzzFeed News reported on Twitter's decade-long problem with harassment, thanks to what company insiders past and present describe as inaction and organizational disarray.

Help Us Understand How Twitter Responds To Harassment

buzzfeed.com — Over the past decade Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech, it's virtually been optimized to accommodate it. As BuzzFeed News reported last week, harassment on Twitter is rampant thanks to what company insiders past and present describe as inaction and organizational disarray.
buzzfeed.com — On May 22, 2008, Ariel Waldman ran out of options. Waldman, then a community manager and blogger, had signed up for Twitter in March 2007 and in months had become one of the platform's 100 most followed accounts. She was, by her own account, " addicted " to the service.

Sources: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Secretly Censored Abusive Responses To President Obama

buzzfeed.com — According to these sources, the May 2015 #AskPOTUS town hall came out of Twitter senior leadership's frustration with the fact that platforms like Reddit had become home to celebrity Q&As. According to a former senior Twitter employee, Costolo ordered employees to deploy an algorithm (which was built in-house by feeding it thousands of examples of abuse and harassing tweets) that would filter out abusive language directed at the President.

"A Honeypot For Assholes": Inside Twitter’s 10-Year Failure To Stop Harassment

buzzfeed.com — On May 22, 2008, Ariel Waldman ran out of options. Waldman, then a community manager and blogger, had signed up for Twitter in March 2007 and in months had become one of the platform's 100 most followed accounts. She was, by her own account, " addicted " to the service.

People Are Mad Hillary Was Left Off Some Front Pages After Making History

buzzfeed.com — Front pages of the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and others failed to show an image of the Democratic candidate after she was formally nominated for president.

Here's How That Donald Trump AMA Came Together

buzzfeed.com — If you want Donald Trump to come and hang out in your subreddit, all you have to do is ask, preferably via a short, bulleted memo. Or at least that's how r/the_donald managed to land the Republican Party's presidential nominee for an AMA (or "Ask Me Anything") session this Wednesday night.

Forget The RNC, Emojis Are Getting Their Own Convention

buzzfeed.com — This month, as hordes of Republicans and Democrats thunder across the United States to jaw and shout beneath their respective party banners, a far more staid convention is taking shape in San Francisco. A convention of eggplant glyphs, of swirling turds - an emoji convention.

Twitter Just Permanently Suspended Conservative Writer Milo Yiannopoulos

Twitter Just Permanently Suspended Conservative Writer Milo Yiannopoulos

buzzfeed.com — After years of provocation, Twitter has permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos from its service. Yiannopoulos, who currently serves as Breitbart.com's tech editor, has been hailed as a standout voice of the new "alt-right" movement. As such, he has made a living as a provocateur, continually inflaming tensions between progressive branches of the internet focused on identity politics and the fervently anti-PC segment that constantly trolls it.
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Aug 27, 2016

every day is national dog day if you're doing it right

Aug 27, 2016

RT @Bernstein: .@twitter: definitely the best social network for getting threatened to have you fingers cut off to add to a necklace of jewish fingers

Aug 25, 2016

@Bernstein @daveweigel @max_read is it illegal to record in state of ny without consent? j/w, etc

Aug 25, 2016

RT @Bro_Pair: I just watched #CrookedHillary's speech which was a recap Forgive me they were fear-mongering very short and lies  https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/768903697166368769 


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