An Amnesty International study calls Twitter a toxic place for women, especially Black women.
A new study of millions of tweets received by 778 journalists and politicians from the U.K. and U.S. in 2017 found that rampant abuse toward women occurs on Twitter. At least 1.1 million abusive tweets were sent to the women in the study throughout the year. Women are sent abusive content on Twitter every 30 seconds on average.
Following a barrage of racist tweets at Leslie Jones, co-star of "Ghostbusters," Milo Yiannopoulos' account was permanently suspended.
Milo Yiannopoulos is a tech editor at conservative news site Breitbart with a penchant for Internet trolling, but he has sent his final tweet. After inciting a barrage of racist tweets aimed at "Saturday Night Live" comedian Leslie Jones, Yiannopoulos was permanently suspended from Twitter on Tuesday.
"They want to do these things, but nobody is making the solid commitments."
Big tech companies have frequently been making headlines over recent years for their consistent lack of diversity, despite repeated promises to do the opposite. Bloomberg Businessweek last week published an article called "Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?" that shines further light on the continued lack of minorities in the tech industry.
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Twitter suffered a very dismal third quarter for 2015, with Twitter stock currently down 1.8 percent. And between Q2 and Q3, Twitter only increased its monthly active users by 1.25 percent.