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Have we reached peak Twitter trolling?

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The numbers look grim. 

Data analyzing how the social media site Twitter is used for abusive online behavior, or trolling — in internet parlance — does not paint a pretty picture. 

The company may have lost potential buyers because of its very real problem with trollsBloomberg reported the reason Walt Disney decided against offering a bid to buy Twitter was due to the platform’s bullying and hateful communication. 

SEE ALSO: How can Twitter solve its troll problem?

The site has attempted to curb the hateful tweets, comments, pictures and attacks, but it has yet to really solve the problem. In July, Twitter rolled out a new block feature that was expected to alleviate some of the issues, but the abuse persists. In August more features that “give you more control over what you see and who you interact with on Twitter” were added. Read more…

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