The Problem With Twitter’s New Abuse Strategy

In an effort to cut down on abuse from tolls and spammers, Twitter decided to use a phone verification system. But this could result in unintended consequences.

Twitter has a fairly prevalent abuse problem. From a monumental number of spam bots, to problems with personal abuse and stalking, and government censorship by abuse reporting tools. Twitter has attempted multiple solutions to the problem, and now they’re attempting to use phone verification to stop spam.