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Twitter suspends over 600,000 extremist accounts but still manages to feel like a flaming garbage pile

Sad! Image: MEDIAPUNCH/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK By Jack Morse2017-03-21 22:14:04 UTC Twitter revealed that it has suspended hundreds of thousands of accounts in an effort “to combat violent extremism.”   So why does the service still feel like it’s chock full of extremist assholes? The numbers, released on Tuesday in Twitter’s 10th semiannual Transparency Report, are striking.  Between […]

Instagram is testing offline functionality

Image: brittany herbert/mashable By Karissa Bell2017-03-21 21:57:29 UTC Parts of Instagram could soon work offline. The company is experimenting with offline experiences for users in countries that have low bandwidth, according to a session description on the agenda for Facebook’s upcoming F8 developer conference. According to the description for the session, titled “Building Offline Experiences […]

Twitter nixed 635k+ terrorism accounts between mid-2015 and end of 2016

Twitter has revealed it suspended a total of 376,890 accounts between July 1 through December 31 last year for violations related to promotion of terrorism. It says the majority of the suspensions (74%) were surfaced via its own “internal, proprietary spam-fighting tools”. The figures are revealed in a new section of its biannual Transparency Report which also details government requests to remove content […]

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