Instagram launches tools to filter out abusive DMs based on keywords and emojis, and to block people, even on new accounts

Facebook and its family of apps have long grappled with the issue of how to better manage — and eradicate — bullying and other harassment on its platform, turning both…

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Twitter bots and memorialized users will become ‘new account types’ in 2021

After a period of public feedback, Twitter adjusted some its plans for a new verification process, set to roll out next year. The company suspended public verification applications in 2017…

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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…

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Twitter suspends notorious UK hate preacher for violating abuse rules

Twitter confirmed it has temporarily suspended the account of controversial right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins. The move was reported earlier by the BBC. Hopkins, a former MailOnline columnist and presenter on…

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