Jack Dorsey

Twitter Will Let Users Prevent Replies to Their Tweets to Fight ‘Abuse’

Twitter is reportedly planning to introduce new features that will allow users to control who can reply to their tweets in an effort to crack down on abuse and harassment online. The feature will allow users to prevent replies altogether, or only allow people they follow to reply, a move that could dramatically lower the platform’s engagement.

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Twitter Bug Links 17 Million Phone Numbers to User Accounts

A digital security researcher claims to have discovered a bug in Twitter’s Android app that allowed him to link 17 million phone numbers to users accounts. By uploading phone numbers to twitter, the security expert was matched to the user accounts associated with the phone numbers. 

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Twitter Allows Pedophiles to Discuss Attraction to Minors

In the past week alone, it was reported that Twitter has suspended journalist Andy Ngo for tweeting inconvenient facts about the purported “epidemic” of transgender deaths, and undercover journalism organization Project Veritas from running recruitment ads. But if you’re a pedophile who wants to discuss your attraction to minors — Twitter’s just fine with that.

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Co-chair / founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey attends the ' #SheInspiresMe: Twitter celebrates female voices & visionaries ' Event at Cannes Lions on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter)

Twitter Suspends Journalist Andy Ngo for ‘Hateful Conduct’

Twitter has suspended the account of Andy Ngo, a journalist known for covering and being violently targeted by the far-left extremist “Antifa” movement, after he attempted to argue that the United States is a safer place for transgender people than most other countries in the world.

Andy Ngo on FNC, 7/1/2019

FBI: Two Twitter Employees Spied on Users for Saudi Arabia

Federal prosecutors have charged two former Twitter employees with spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia after an FBI investigation found that the workers accessed private user information and dug into the accounts of critics of the Saudi government.

The Associated Press

2020: Twitter Unveils Another Method to Keep Trump’s Twitter Hidden from Users

Twitter recently stated that it will restrict how users can engage with tweets from world leaders, including President Donald Trump, if the company decides their tweets break the site’s rules. Other users will not be able to reply, like, or retweet Trump and other world leader’s tweets restricted in this way. The company will algorithmically bury the tweet, making them harder to find.