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Why Twitter feels like a recurring compliance nightmare

Bill Coffin | February 20, 2018

Twitter strikes me as an ongoing compliance and ethics nightmare, but not for the reasons that you might think.

I use social media quite a bit, but I really don’t enjoy using Twitter. There is undeniable power to the platform, and I do get a kick out of being able to talk directly to famous people whom I’d never reach otherwise. But following Twitter feels like drinking from a firehose, and it’s intrinsically opposed to blowhards like myself who like to speak in long sentences and even longer paragraphs. Twitter just never really feels like the best fit for me, but hey, what do I know? Once upon a time, neither did texting.

But the real problem for me, on Twitter, is knowing it’s the weapon of choice for people looking to abuse others online, inflict hate speech, or spread misinformation. It’s an absolute epidemic on social media in general (Facebook also has this problem), but Twitter in particular struggles with it.... To get the full story, subscribe now.