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Jenn Frank left Twitter in protest after she was denied verification when her husband, with far fewer credentials, was accepted: "How lovely, that being famous enough, or a male programmer enough, results in better social tools," Frank tweeted.
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Twitter is trying—Brianna Wu, who was literally driven from her home by harassment during Gamergate, had positive words about Twitter opening up their quality filter to everyone.
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But Wu also pointed out that the data shows bias against women—which in itself is unfair, but even more unjust when you factor in that women on Twitter actually need the shield of verification far more than men do.
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Twitter is trying to level the playing field by creating additional tools to shield users from harassment.
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But with only 30% female employees, many argue that Twitter is biased both towards verifying women and towards their concerns about harassment.
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