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The secret world of good bots

A new experiment on Twitter tests whether labeling accounts as good bots helps build trust on the platform.

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What procedural justice taught us about fairness and rule enforcement

An innovative approach to the relationship between a community and its law enforcement — centered around dignity and respect — could help foster a safer Twitter.

Is it possible to build more kindness into Twitter?

Twitter is building the tools for people to apologize online. Will anyone use them?

What’s in a name? The case for inclusivity through anonymity

There is a commonly held misconception that verifying users’ identification would reduce toxicity on Twitter. But that’s not how online identity works.

Four truths about bots

Twitter's head of site integrity Yoel Roth says there's a lot that people get wrong about bots and fake accounts. He busts four of the most common myths.

Twitter's role in supporting the next generation of social citizens

In this Q&A, a Gen Z social media user asks a Twitter product manager what’s being done to ensure the health and safety of Twitter’s next generation.


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