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Tag Archive: Twitter sexism

Sep 14 2013

When Anil met Pax

You remember how that went, right? Anil Dash tweeted Wow, didn’t realize @businessinsider had hired such an asshole in @paxdickinson. Getting memcache to build made him an expert on misogyny! Pax responded with the inevitable “you gonna say that to my face?” so Anil said sure, so they met. Anil tells us about it. People …

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Aug 01 2013

The purpose of trolls

Amanda Marcotte comments on the BBC Newsnight – Paul Mason – Twitter harassment campaign story to point out that misogynist harassers have an agenda. But as awful as trolls are, they do serve a major purpose, if people are willing to accept that these are actual people expressing actual opinions, instead of imagining them, as …

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Jul 29 2013

Frankly incandescent

The Telegraph has more. The social networking site’s move came as a female MP called in police over rape threats she received via Twitter and detectives continued to investigate similar highly offensive messages sent to a feminist campaigner. Caroline Criado-Perez, a writer, faced a deluge of online vitriol, including warnings that she would be killed, …

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Jul 28 2013

Criado-Perez Twitter abuse case leads to arrest

A guy has been arrested over the deluge of threats aimed at Caroline Criado-Perez on Twitter. The 21-year-old was detained earlier in the Manchester area on suspicion of harassment offences. Oh yes? Interesting. Via her Twitter page on Sunday evening she said she was at a police station making a statement and that there were …

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Jul 27 2013

Chasing Twitter

Wuhay – Stephen Fry is on board. Hurry up @twitter @biz and you in charge. Shouldn’t be hard http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23477130 … From that BBC article – A petition calling on Twitter to add a “report abuse” button has received thousands of signatures.

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Jul 27 2013

A deafening silence from Twitter

The Independent reports that Twitter is facing a major backlash for not responding to abuse. I am pleased to hear that – Twitter has been crappy about dealing with one kind of abuse I get there, and it’s so crappy about offering ways to deal with other kinds that I didn’t even try. A host …

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