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Sat Jan 15, 2022, 09:25 PM

Twitter fails to remove 100 abusive misogynists

More than a hundred Twitter accounts that had been reported for sending abuse to high-profile women went on to post misogynist content again after the company failed to remove them.

Research has shown that nearly half of the accounts flagged over graphic sexist abuse sent to women including the Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and the former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton went on to repeat the offence.

The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), a non-profit group, which conducted the research, said that Twitter’s failure to remove such accounts was “enabling and encouraging abusers to spew hate again”.
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After reporting the accounts that posted abuse to these women, the CCDH noted that 253 of these accounts had still not been removed two months later.
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cf870e30-73d6-11ec-aacf-0736e08b15cd?


I'm sure no one in this group thinks this only applies to Twitter. Reddit is probably the worst of them all. But in reality, none actually considers words like 'b*tch' and 'c*nt' to be hate speech.

Women are the only oppressed group for which hateful slurs are still widely considered to be socially acceptable. Anyone is free to use them and defend their use.

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Reply Twitter fails to remove 100 abusive misogynists (Original post)
redqueen Jan 2022 OP
abqtommy Jan 2022 #1
Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #5
Drunken Irishman Jan 2022 #6
redqueen Jan 2022 #15
spooky3 Jan 2022 #2
redqueen Jan 2022 #16
bullwinkle428 Jan 2022 #3
Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #4
orleans Jan 2022 #7
redqueen Jan 2022 #17
wryter2000 Jan 2022 #8
ShazzieB Jan 2022 #10
ShazzieB Jan 2022 #11
redqueen Jan 2022 #18
wryter2000 Jan 2022 #24
redqueen Jan 2022 #25
ShazzieB Jan 2022 #29
wryter2000 Jan 2022 #19
redqueen Jan 2022 #22
wryter2000 Jan 2022 #26
redqueen Jan 2022 #27
ShazzieB Jan 2022 #30
whathehell Jan 2022 #9
ShazzieB Jan 2022 #12
whathehell Jan 2022 #13
ShazzieB Jan 2022 #28
redqueen Jan 2022 #20
wryter2000 Jan 2022 #21
redqueen Jan 2022 #23
Blue Owl Jan 2022 #14

Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 09:32 PM

1. I was convinced years ago (when I quit Facebook) that there's no redeeming value in

any "social media". It would please me greatly if they'd all just go away. I don't include DU in that category, of course.

And no, I don't find ANY abuse to be "socially acceptable". I definitely support your
original op here.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 10:35 PM

5. Yes, sir...came to same conclusion about couple months after each launched. Zero redeeming value,

whatever value there is is so minimal compared to the maximal filth, it’s not redeeming at all.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:22 PM

6. DU is social media, tho.

 

Whether you want to include it or not - it fits the basic definition of social media.

It's a heavily moderated, though for likeminded content. A place like Twitter is not heavily moderated (for good or bad).

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:28 AM

15. Exactly, it's all about the moderation.

Large social media companies don't want to pay to train, support, and retain enough people to do the job.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 09:39 PM

2. Long time, no see, redqueen! Thanks for the op. Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:29 AM

16. Nice to see you!

Every once and a while I get an urge to stop by - mostly still feel too stifled by the rules here to stick around.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 10:20 PM

3. Julia Ioffe posted just a tiny bit of the kind of filthy garbage she receives

on Twitter, along with the comment that she'd prefer to get the kind of hate mail that her male colleagues are typically subject to.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 10:33 PM

4. Twitter is an abomination. Isn't the evidence overwhelming by now?

Nobel Laureates getting hate speech….for??

Being too intelligent I guess? Being too intelligent and being a woman?

Yes, ofc. But also because The Hate is for any woman daring to be recognized as being more intelligent than the men in their basements who have nothing better to do than to prove their subfloor intelligence on the Twitter machine that permits them the delusion of these ridiculous texts…not even real writing… being meaningful.

Thanks for nothing Twitter.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:38 PM

7. a few months back i reported around ten of these assholes

a few also had porn videos on their twitter feed

twitter banished a couple, but most were left to continue doing what they were doing (including with their porn crap) (ugh!)

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Response to orleans (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:31 AM

17. Porn is a scourge on society.

It is so widespread and has poisoned so many minds that there are boards filled with young men talking about how damaging and addictive it is, and many young women are leaning towards radical feminism as a reaction to their experiences with porn sick men, and I am so, so very happy about that. So, bright side

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:50 PM

8. Until recently, the Rude Pundit was using the C word

And people were posting his columns here. And people were defending Andrew Cuomo here, even suggesting that his accusers were part of a plot.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:25 AM

10. And defending either of those things would be wrong, of course.

Last edited Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:19 PM - Edit history (1)

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make, though. Does someone defending Cuomo and/or using the c word here somehow have some bearing on whether Twitter should get a pass for allowing misogynist content to stand? Because I certainly don't think so.

I will continue this comment in a separate reply, for reasons that will be explained. Watch this space.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:36 AM

11. Here's the rest of my comment.

I would personally be very pleased to see misogynistic slurs like the c word and the one that is used by dog breeders to refer to the female of that species be banned at DU as I don't think they serve any legitimate purpose here.

I'm putting this in a separate comment, because I voiced a similar entiment here once before and got "rewarded" by having my post hidden for "interfering with forum moderation." If someone alerts on this comment and it gets hidden, hopefully the previous one will be allowed to remain.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:32 AM

18. Ha. I so wish I could say I was surprised.

Misogyny is everywhere.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:38 AM

24. I personally asked the owner to say something about the Cuomo defenders

And get no reply

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:42 AM

25. So nothing much has changed.

Went through this multiple times back in the day. Until society changes, it won't change. Most people on the left are ok with hate speech against women.

Have said it before but misogyny is just as commonplace on the left as the right, the only difference is where they want to place the boot on our necks. The right considers us private property, the left, public. The right wants to control our bodies with removal of bodily autonomy. The left wants to maintain the social acceptance of sexual objectification and commodification of female bodies (I say 'female' and not 'women's' because it's also targeted at preteens - e.g. 'barely legal' porn)

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Response to redqueen (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:22 PM

29. Indeed.

I didn't realize it till I started writing the above post, but I'm still salty af about that hide. I had to word that comment very carefully because the saltiness kept trying to come through.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:33 AM

19. They were vigorously defended

And I put this here so the defenders see their words were no better than the misogyny on Twitter.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:37 AM

22. Did you see the ruckus Azalea Banks kicked up last month?

I missed it at the time. She apparently uses a homophobic slur freely, and when confronted about it she said something along the lines of as long as y'all are using the B word like you own it I will continue and not care about anyone complaining. She's a weird one but she has a good point here.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:43 AM

26. She made her point

I wouldn't have done it that way. But I did point out the similarity to the N word. People still fought me. One excused the use of the C word by pointing out the rude one is a good writer. I still half tune him out when he's on Stephanie Miller's show.

He has stopped using it, though.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:45 AM

27. Lame. Not an ally to women.

If these people actually cared about the welfare of women, they'd come correct and speak openly and loudly.

They grudgingly give up this stuff. Which says all we need to know

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:24 PM

30. Ah, I get it.

Thanks for clarifying.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:52 PM

9. "Misogyny is the last acceptable bigotry of the Left"

Last edited Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:18 AM - Edit history (1)

according to Katha Politt, feminist writer and contributor to The Nation.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:37 AM

12. I hadn't heard that quote before, but damn, she's right!

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:13 AM

13. Yep, I think she is..

You can see it here on DU, at times.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:18 PM

28. Oh yes.

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:34 AM

20. Indeed. Been saying that for years. nt

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Response to whathehell (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:34 AM

21. Also body size

But I totally agree.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:38 AM

23. And age, to be fair. But there's no pandemic of violence against fat people

or old people, so

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:24 AM

14. WTF Twitter?


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