The Latest Twitter Update Tries To Address Doxxing

Doxxing, and the death threats and swatting that almost invariably follow, is one of the nastiest tools of internet trolls worldwide. Twitter is on the front lines of the online abuse problem, but thus far they have been fighting a fairly pathetic losing battle. The company’s latest update hopes to turn that around.

France Wants Google, Facebook, And Twitter's Help Fighting Terrorism

When it comes to social media presence, the Islamic State (ISIS) has Western nations completely outgunned. In fact, ISIS and its supports tweet and post upwards of 90,000 times a day and has led to the U.S. and the U.K. to reconsider its propaganda social media strategy. France wants to take a slightly different approach and work with the giant US tech companies directly.

Another Celebrity Is Leaving Twitter -- Can You Blame Her?

It’s a tale as old as time: Celebrity joins Twitter, celebrity gets viciously harassed on Twitter, celebrity becomes a shell of their former self because of Twitter, until finally — celebrity leaves Twitter. Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is now counting herself among the chosen few (hundred). Because remember: Twitter’s broken, and it’s not getting fixed any time soon.

These Are The 10 Commandments Of Our Modern Age

This is netiquette on steroids. Delivered to us from on high, these are the 10 Commandments of the internet, of smartphones and Snapchat, and of the digital age.

Music Is Dead. VH1 Is Going Behind The Tweet 

For many a ’90s kid, VH1′s Behind the Music offered you your first glimpse into the rockstar lifestyle — highs, lows, laxatives and all. But now that the internet has rendered us effectively dead inside, VH1′s new parody series is giving us the only thing that matters any more: Twitter. Yup, it’s time for Behind the Tweet.

Change Your Passwords! More Social Media Accounts Have Been Hacked

In the last couple of hours three prominent social media accounts have been hacked: The Twitter accounts of Newsweek and Twitter CFO Anthony Noto, as well as the Facebook account of Delta Airlines. And there’s more.

Lots Of People Can't Tweet Because Twitter Thinks We're All Robots

Something at Twitter has gone horribly, hilariously wrong: The social media site has unceremoniously declared us all to be robots. Well, maybe not all of us, but more than a few folks on Gizmodo staff as well as dozens of users across the web. Affected users trying to Tweet from Twitter’s web client are being told their messages “look automated”, and have been blocked to protect other users from “spam and malicious activity”.

Watch Twitter Go Nuts For The Liberal Spill

Video: Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that a leadership challenge to the Prime Minister was expected this morning. A motion to “spill” the leadership positions was defeated, and as this video shows, Twitter went nuts as it happened.

NYPD Uses Social Media To Bust Terrorists, Loud Parties

That the NYPD has a crack Social Media Squad stalking your every move is old news, but a recent Freedom of Information request sheds new light on exactly how the cops use their Facebooking powers. The answer? They’re on the lookout for terrorists, cop killers and um, loud parties.

Twitter's CEO: 'We Suck At Dealing With Abuse, And There's No Excuse'

Twitter’s long had a problem with trolls hurling abuse and harassing other users. Now, its CEO Dick Costolo has admitted how big the problem is, accepting that the blame lies squarely at his feet and declaring that the company will make dramatic changes to help stamp it out.