On Friday, Twitter unveiled a new default profile pic for users, swapping out the site's ubiquitous egg avatars for a human-like blob. According to the company, the move was made to encourage "people to express themselves" after noticing "an association between the default egg profile photo and negative behaviour".
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Harassment on Twitter is a very real problem, not just celebrities, but for regular users too. In order to help curb abuse on the platform (a fact that has reportedly kept the company from being sold), Twitter introduced a new feature last week that would put abusers in "time out" if they tweet offensive content at other users.
Milo Yiannopoulos, the Breitbart blogger better known on Twitter as @Nero, has been permanently banned from Twitter after inciting a campaign of racist harassment against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones that prompted the actress to quit Twitter.