How Twitter “protects you from abusers” actually protects abusers

If you ever needed more proof that “the Internet is doing ‘report abuse’ wrong because its admins are corrupt,” here is a perfect case study. Today I received the following email from Twitter: Hello, We have received a second complaint from an individual that your account, @maymaym, is in violation of the Twitter Rules (https://twitter.com/rules), […]

Predator Alert Tool for Twitter is here.

I released the code for my proof-of-concept and first functional prototype of the Predator Alert Tool for Twitter to the public domain. If you want to try it out yourself, you can use the public Predator Alert Tool for Twitter facilitator at https://pat-twitter.herokuapp.com. I’ve seeded it with a demonstration warnlist called “Reputation-addicted putzes” onto which […]

User interface preview of Predator Alert Tool for Twitter: it’s like “fuck you” but with more JavaScript

As some of you may already be aware, I’ve been working on the next Predator Alert Tool project. This time, it’s for Twitter. Predator Alert Tool for Twitter is the first fully decentralized (unhosted), yet still peer-to-peer capable Predator Alert Tool. Like the other PATs, it will be 100% free to use forever and the […]