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EA meets with gamers to help curb toxic behavior online

Sponsored Links CHRISTOPHE GATEAU/AFP/Getty Images EA knows online harassment is a problem with its games like anyone else’s, and it’s taking some (small) steps toward creating a less toxic space. The publisher used the recent Gamescom expo to hold the first meeting of the Healthy Communities Player Council, a group of gamers teaming with EA …

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Twitter will label tweets from politicians that violate rules

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Twitter is adding a label to tweets that break its rules but are still considered to be in the public interest, namely from elected officials or those running for office. The company mentioned in March it was considering such a policy, and now it’s enacting the measure effective immediately. You’ll need …

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Twitter lets you appeal suspensions in the app for a faster response

Twitter users suspended for violating conduct guidelines can now appeal the decision inside the app, a new feature that the company says will lead to faster response times. The social media giant unveiled the feature on Tuesday in a tweet that showed how a recently suspended user goes through the steps of filing an appeal. …

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‘Overwatch’ endorsements reduced toxic behavior by 40 percent

Activision Blizzard Blizzard has been waging a war against toxic players for a while, but how is it faring, exactly? Quite well, it seems. The company’s Natasha Miller has revealed that the number of matches with “negative behavior” has dropped 40 percent since the addition of endorsements, the “looking for group” feature and penalties for …

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Study says 37 percent of Americans have faced ‘severe’ online harassment

TEK IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images It might be premature to claim the internet is becoming more civil. A YouGov study commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League indicates that 37 percent of Americans dealt with “severe” online harassment and hate speech in 2018, or more than twice as much as they reported in 2017. Moreover, …

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