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Twitter acquires tech firm Smyte to help it smite bullies, spammers and abusers

26 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

As Twitter subscribers know, navigating the app lately is like walking through a minefield-blindfolded. It also is full of mud-slinging bullies ready to pounce on those that don't have the same beliefs as they have. It is a shame considering that the platform can be extremely useful as a source for breaking news. Twitter also allows celebrities and the guy/gal on the street to communicate with each other.
In an effort to rid itself of the bad elements that have permeated the platform, Twitter announced today that it has purchased Smyte for an undisclosed amount. Smyte ...
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Twitter acquires Smyte to tackle hateful content more proactively

Twitter acquires Smyte to tackle hateful content more proactively

26 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

As part of its efforts to stem the flow of hateful content on its platform, Twitter announced today that it's acquiring Smyte, a startup that “specializes in safety, spam, and security issues.” According to TechCrunch, this is Twitter's first acquisition since December 2016, when it bought mobile app startup Yes, Inc. A grad...
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