That Twitter is plagued by harassment is a truism. Innumerable blog posts and stories have been written about the company's endless struggle against hate speech and the trolls who propagate it. Yet Twitter's reporting process for such behavior remains opaque, and countless people who've been targeted by it say reports they filed with Twitter were ignored or dismissed because they didn't meet the company's standards for harassment.
The first time Priyanka Singh suffered the wrath of Twitter's brutish underbelly, she cried herself to sleep. A 27-year-old from Delhi working in education publishing, Singh is also an atheist and an outspoken critic of India's casteism and rape culture - a choice she pays dearly for in her Twitter mentions.
Facebook is lousy with opportunities for embarrassment. An offhanded political remark that silently - and completely unbeknownst to you - escalates tensions with an opinionated family member and preemptively ruins an upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. A glory-days photograph commemorating an regrettable decision to stay out well past last call.
You probably want to talk about the headphones. You're pissed about having to buy a new pair of headphones, or haul around an easily lost dongle adapter, or to have to use the word "dongle" in public. You're frustrated that you need to pay $150 for wireless danglers that might fall out of your weirdly shaped ears.
WHIMINGTON, OH - Less than twelve hours after Donald Trump delivered his forceful immigration policy speech in Phoenix, the Republican presidential nominee flew to central Ohio for a brief speech in front of some of his most ardent supporters.
Kelly Ellis is an software engineer at Medium. She's verified on Twitter and has roughly 11,000 followers. And for the past week or so, Ellis has been the subject of relentless targeted abusive tweets from @fredcarson915.
This afternoon, Apple sent out the invitation for its fall event, which will be held Wednesday, September 7th at 10:00 A.M. PST at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. In keeping with its yearly product cycle, the company is expected to unveil its newest iPhone models.
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.
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.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".