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Twitter tests a feature that calls you out for RTing without reading the article

Twitter tests a feature that calls you out for RTing without reading the article A new Twitter test feature aiming to “promote informed discussion” will nudge users to read before they retweet. The company describes the test as a step to help people be more aware of what they’re sharing in a […]

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Twitter suspends notorious UK hate preacher for violating abuse rules

Twitter suspends notorious UK hate preacher for violating abuse rules Twitter has confirmed it has temporarily suspended the account of controversial rightwing commentator, Katie Hopkins. The move was reported earlier by the BBC. Hopkins, a former MailOnline columnist and presenter on LBC radio, is a veteran of the social media platform, joining Twitter […]

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Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious banking malware used to allegedly steal more than $100 million from hundreds of banks over a multi-year operation. […]

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Former Unity Technology VP files lawsuit alleging CEO sexually harassed her

Former Unity Technology VP files lawsuit alleging CEO sexually harassed her Unity Technologies, the multibillion-dollar gaming engine, is facing a lawsuit from its former VP of global talent acquisition, Anne Evans, who accuses CEO John Riccitiello of sexual harassment. The sexual harassment allegedly took many forms — ranging from making sexist jokes […]

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In trying to clear “confusion” over anti-harassment policy, YouTube creates more confusion

In trying to clear “confusion” over anti-harassment policy, YouTube creates more confusion After a series of tweets that made it seem as if YouTube was contradicting its own anti-harassment policies, the video platform published a blog post in an attempt to clarify its stance. But even though the post is supposed to […]

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Spot launches chatbot for HR departments to address harassment and discrimination

Spot launches chatbot for HR departments to address harassment and discrimination Spot, the chatbot that enables individuals to document and report harassment and discrimination, has launched a tool for human resources departments. This version enables HR departments to manage and track anonymous reports of harassment and discrimination, and follow up on those […]

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Pew: A majority of U.S. teens are bullied online

Pew: A majority of U.S. teens are bullied online A majority of U.S. teens have been subject to online abuse, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, out this morning. Specifically, that means they’ve experienced at least one of a half-dozen types of online cyberbullying, including name-calling, being subject to […]

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Twitter is purging accounts that were trying to evade prior suspensions

Twitter is purging accounts that were trying to evade prior suspensions Twitter announced this afternoon it will begin booting accounts off its service from those who have tried to evade their account suspension. The company says that the accounts in question are users who have been previously suspended on Twitter for their […]

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Twitter will suspend repeat offenders posting abusive comments on Periscope live streams

Twitter will suspend repeat offenders posting abusive comments on Periscope live streams As part of Twitter’s attempted crackdown on abusive behavior across its network, the company announced on Friday afternoon a new policy facing those who repeatedly harass, threaten or otherwise make abusive comments during a Periscope broadcaster’s live stream. According to […]

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Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit

Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit For the nearly 20 percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan […]

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