From VentureBeat: Twitter will crack down on automation and simultaneous actions across multiple accounts

(Reuters) — Twitter said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral. The San Francisco-based social network also said it would not allow people to use software to […]

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From Tech: Twitter says its fighting the ‘targeted abuse and harassment’ of Parkland survivors

Twitter is stepping in to deal with the “targeted abuse and harassment” facing many of the survivors of the Parkland shooting.
Since the teens have emerged as powerful voices on social media following last week’s shooting, they’ve had to face what ma…

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From Digital Trends: Twitter is finally working to purge those bots by limiting mass tweets

Twitter will soon suspend scheduling apps that allow users to send out mass tweets in an attempt to purge bots and the social media platform is applying those same changes by removing a TweetDeck feature, too.
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From The Next Web: Twitter users cry foul when asked to verify their identities

Some Twitter users woke up to an unpleasant surprise this morning: Upon attempting to access their Twitter accounts, they were told they were temporarily locked out of their accounts. Shortly after this, the hashtag #TwitterLockout began trending, as u…

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From NYT > Technology: Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Nabeel Rajab, a leading figure of pro-democracy rallies in 2011, had criticized prison abuses and the Yemen war. He was already serving time for criticizing the government.

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From TechCrunch: Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide

 Twitter, which is constantly criticized for not doing enough to prevent harassment, has updated its guidelines with more information on how it handles tweets or accounts that encourage other people to hurt themselves or commit suicide. Read More

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From NYT > Technology: On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Millions of “bots” posing as real users are promoting celebrities, spreading misinformation and sowing discord. And it’s far easier to build a bot than to kill one.

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