User-Reported Twitter Violations Jumped 19%—but the Number of Accounts Punished Dropped

Despite Twitter’s ongoing promises that it’s working to make its social network a safer place, the company punished just under 6% of the accounts users flagged for abusive or hateful content, or violent threats during the second half of 2018. The information comes from Twitter’s latest transparency report, released Thursday. The biannual report provides data […]

Twitter Reports Decline in Abusive Content and Promises New Rules to Combat Bad Actors

Twitter says that it’s getting better at finding and removing abusive tweets–a problem that has long plagued the social network. On Tuesday, Twitter said it had suspended three times more abusive users within 24 hours of them being reported, compared to the same time last year. Between January and March, the company suspended 100,000 accounts […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Recorded a Podcast With Writer Who Claimed Vaccines Cause Autism

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared on a podcast with anti-vaccine fitness writer Ben Greenfield Tuesday, although he reportedly didn’t know Greenfield’s stance on the scientifically disproven theory prior to recording. “Grateful for you,” Dorsey tweeted after recording with Greenfield. “Great conversation, and appreciate all you do to simplify the mountain of research focused on increasing […]