Twitter announced Thursday that it will acquire a startup focused on reducing digital abuse, a longtime problem for the micro-blogging platform.
The company, Smyte, focuses on building technology to prevent fraud and abuse on digital platforms.
Twitter’s platform has been criticized in the past for its tolerance of bullying, a trait that has left it lagging behind other social media giants on the stock market. One famous user in particular has been credited for using Twitter to bash opponents and promote his policies. How Smye’s technology will affect the President’s tweeting habits remains to be seen.
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