Let’s make Twitter a better place by ridding it of trolls(medium.com)

over 7 years ago from Eduardo Nunes, undersight.co

  • Mike Wilson, over 7 years ago

    I get the general purpose. Harassment is a real problem, but this won't solve it. In reality, most internet users consider a "troll" to be someone who just doesn't agree with them. Also, the phrase "hate speech" is thrown around pretty loosely and often ends up just meaning....yet again....someone who just doesn't agree with you.

    The internet is already becoming a self-validating echo chamber by virtue of the fact that everybody chooses to follow only the people they already agree with. Let's not make it even more close-minded.

    7 points
    • Calum SmithCalum Smith, over 7 years ago

      I mean, you can look at the list of people they blacklisted, and about 95% of the ones I saw have the n-word or neo-naziism in their bio, so I think they have a pretty reasonable definition.

      1 point
      • Mike Wilson, over 7 years ago

        So explain to me why you need a special service to prevent neo-nazi tweets from showing up in your feed?

        I don't know about you, but I've chosen not to follow anybody who would retweet content from @Nazi4life69.

        The accounts they've listed as blacklisted in their test run have an average of 20ish followers . If anything, this service has just given these crazies an even BIGGER voice by legitimizing them as significant enough to blacklist.

        I just get the feeling this project is a bunch of opportunistic dudes trying to make money off of the social justice warrior zeitgeist the internet is on right now.

        0 points