It's 2019 And Twitter's Moderation Team Is Still Struggling With Swastika Photoshops

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It was around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning when Tablet Magazine senior writer Yair Rosenberg noticed the swastika-laden photoshop of a baby. The disturbing image was part of a Twitter account claiming to be his infant child (it was not). “Account for my son Yair Jr controlled by @yair_rosenberg,” the bio for the account read, which also included Rosenberg’s full name in the handle.

No stranger to Twitter threats and abuse, Rosenberg — who has written extensively about neo-Nazis and online trolls — quickly reported the account, which was in clear violation of Twitter’s polices on abusive behavior, hateful conduct, and impersonation. Just 36 minutes later, Rosenberg received a familiar, dispiriting form email from Twitter: “We reviewed your report carefully and found that there was no violation of the Twitter rules against abusive behavior.”

As has become custom when Twitter’s moderation teams fails to do

 


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