Had he allowed his program to remove “offensive” messages without human intervention, we would have quashed this budding romance: drewcon: Wanna suck? Ugagirl: Where u r I want Ok Cupid to allow for the type of risquéness that — when properly applied — can be a turn-on.And what’s more, I don’t want our own idiosyncratic biases as a company to color what we allow on the site. But at the same time, I don’t want a minority of vocal, obscene users to make Ok Cupid feel like an internet cesspool. “He knew she didn’t want that story, and he sent it to her anyway,” one said.
“He didn’t make any attempt to see if she was amenable.” “If you need a black-and-white reason,” the head of customer support told me, “we have a policy of banning any user who references an illegal act on the site.The users I think should be unquestionably banned are the ones that flat-out try to hurt me.Like this one I got last week: “Do you know about astronomy? The next morning he wrote, “I’m surprised that an ugly sl*ut like you acts the way you do. Dumb cu*nt.” I was surprised anyone could have such a poor understanding of asterisks.It’s a balancing act between freedom of expression and safe zones.Even Reddit — home to some of the internet’s most unsavory communities — began threatening “timeouts” and “permanent bans” for its trolls after they began attacking its CEO.This is the same type of abuse that Instagram tried to eliminate earlier this summer, when it released a feature allowing users to create personal “blacklists” of words never to be allowed in their pictures’ comments sections.But explicit verbal attacks are the easiest kind of violations for us to tag and remove. Many more infractions that we intuitively and unambiguously believe should be grounds for ban on Ok Cupid are not as easily captured by a single rule. If so, and you’re planning to use the Internet to meet people, the pursuit could be less private than you maybe hoped.The Badoo dating network will soon be added to Russia's federal list of “information disseminators,” according to the website Roskomsvoboda, which monitors Internet freedom in Russia.Badoo is not the first dating network to land on Russia’s list of “information disseminators.” In September 2014, Roskomnadzor added “Mamba,” a “social discovery” website that Internet users outside the former USSR typically encounter by mistake, when looking for information about the fruit-flavored chews by the same name, manufactured by the Storck company.Russian regulations on “information disseminators”, which are administrated and enforced by Russia’s state censor, Roskomnadzor, can extend to websites, apps, messengers, and anything virtual that collects “user data.” The first Web resource that refused to obey the requirements of being an “information distributor” in Russia was the U.