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Twitter CEO promises to crack down on hate, violence and harassment with “more aggressive” rules

Twitter CEO promises to crack down on hate, violence and harassment with “more aggressive” rules
From TechCrunch - October 13, 2017

But I actually got off easy, then. Most of the master trolls werent active on Twitter in 2007. Today, they, along with their friends, fans, followers, and a zoo of anonymous sock puppet accountsare. The time from troll-has-an-idea to troll-mobilizes-brutal-assault has shrunk from weeks to minutes. Twitter, for all its good, is a hate amplifier. Twitter boosts signal power with head-snapping speed and strength. Today, Twitter (and this isnt a complaint about Twitter, its about what Twitter enables) is the trolls best weapon for attacking you. And by you, I mean you the server of Koolaid. You who must be stopped.

It begins with simple threats. You know, rape, dismemberment, the usual. Its a good place to start, those threats, because you might simply vanish once those threats include your family. Mission accomplished. But today, many women onlineyou women who are far braver than I amyou stick around. And now, since you stuck around through the first wave of threats, you are now a much BIGGER problem. Because the Worst Possible Thing has happened: as a result of those attacks, you are NOW servingVictim-Flavored Koolaid.

AndVictim-Flavored Koolaid is the most dangerous substance on earth, apparently. And that just cant be allowed.

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