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Charlie Warzel

New York
Senior Technology Writer — BuzzFeed
Covers:  digital politics, future of journalism, online publishing, digital media

senior technology writer, @buzzfeednews. co-owner, Peggy.

90% Of The People Who Took BuzzFeed News’ Survey Say Twitter Didn't Do Anything When They Reported Abuse — 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.

After Reporting Abuse, Many Twitter Users Hear Silence Or Worse — 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.

I Let Facebook’s Algorithms Run My Life For Weeks — 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.

Meet The 15-Year-Old Behind The Proposed Hijab Emoji

Apple's Strategy Is Innovation By A Thousand Tweaks — 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.

Donald Trump Supporters See No Signs Of Any Immigration Plan "Softening" — 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.

Twitter Doesn't Think Wishing Rape On A Woman Counts As Harassment — 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.

Apple To Unveil New iPhone On September 7 — 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.

Twitter Announces Tools That Seem Intended To Curb Harassment — 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 — 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.
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Sep 28, 2016

delta gate agent for my flight deadpans: "please don't bring the exploding samsung phone on this flight"

Sep 28, 2016

RT @theferocity: I keep re-reading this paragraph in which Gopnik connects birthers to stop and frisk to American life itself:

Sep 27, 2016

this is...somehow dumber than the worst conspiracy theory tweets of the election. 

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