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Interestingly, Twitter claims, people were associating the default egg image to accounts that were created strictly for harassing others. Twittersaid. "The new default image feels more like an empty slate or placeholder, and we hope it encourages people to upload images that express themselves".
This was meant to play off the site's bird theme, suggesting that new Twitter users were just eggs waiting to hatch. The company states that while many people change the default photo to their photo of choice, many people continue using the egg finding it cute or attractive. We reviewed many variations of our figure, altering both the head and shoulders to feel more inclusive to all genders.
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It gave three reasons for the change to a generic, faceless gray head and shoulders. Previously users could change the background of the egg to seven different colours, while the new profile photo will have "generic" gray colour as the only option.
Fare thee well egg avatar, we hardly knew ye. Switching up the profile picture may be putting a bandaid on the problem, but it does nothing to fix harassment in the long run.
Lastly, the egg image was becoming an unintended symbol of harassment, which was starting to stereotype new users who hadn't yet personalized their profiles. The platform has faced growing criticism for their lack of stronger action against president Donald Trump's regular barrage of "bully tweets" and the militia of cyberbullies who routinely shame, stalk, and harass other users Twitter.
Racial slurs, homophobic language, "ablest" slurs, and sexist language have all slipped through Twitter's new censorship feature. The company has replaced it with a "gender-balanced" figure.
Twitter has begun chipping away at its 140 character limit, ditched favorites for likes and moved away from a reverse chronological timeline to one that relies partly on an algorithm.
But Hong Kong Election Committee member Starry Lee insists Ms Lam will do the right thing by the people- and the city as a whole. It was eventually voted down in Parliament by pro-democracy lawmakers and reforms have been shelved ever since.
The group said IS, which has held Raqqa since January 2014, was deliberately "spreading hearsay and contradiction". The talks come amid a recent escalation in fighting in Syria, notably in and around Damascus.
There's no denying a dressed-up baby is adorable, but one new fashion accessory for kids is causing controversy. Pee Wee Pumps are baby slippers with a collapsible heel that are meant for little ones up to 6 months old.
De Gea, 26, has gone on to become arguably the world's top keeper - and United are determined to keep him for the long term. Meanwhile, Paul Scholes believes Lyon are the only team who can stop Manchester United from winning the Europa League.
Reacting to the GST bill, presented by FM Jaitley, Congress leader Veerappa Moily said that this is a very serious matter. Moily said, "There are too many tax rates..." "We should look at it as a federal contract with constitutional sanction".
Westbrook had 32 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists for Oklahoma City, which absorbed its 32nd loss in 75 games. Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists per game in 1961-1962 for the Cincinnati Royals.
NASA is also preparing its own heavy launcher, the Space Launch System or SLS, with a target initial launch date of 2018. Musk said at a press briefing that the rocket won't travel to space a third time.
And a meeting between President Trump and the House Freedom Caucus, the locus of opposition to the bill, did not produce a deal . Spicer insisted that today's vote would proceed as Trump demanded later in the day.
Trump's use of an iPhone was a switch from his stance a year ago, when on the campaign trail he urged supporters to boycott Apple. Even though Apple and the president now seem to be on good terms, the question of whether the company would want Mr.
Nunes also would not clarify whether Trump or his associates were monitored or mentioned in the reports about surveillance. Nunes also said the committee has asked FBI Director James Comey to return and answer more questions in a closed session.
Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate
At one of his rehearings, a judge found Moore to be intellectually disabled and ineligible for the death penalty. In February, the Supreme Court blocked the execution of Duane Buck, another inmate on Texas's death row.
Match Play comes down to DJ, Rahm
Phil Mickelson entered the quarter-finals on fire, but was inconsistent on Saturday in his match against Bill Haas . The participants in the quarterfinals were determined by play in the Round of 16 earlier in the day.
Oil producers look into rollover of output cuts
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Breaks observed in Mars rover wheel treads
This included ample evidence of liquid water, all the chemical elements needed for life, and even a chemical source of energy. Since 2012 Curiosity has been cruising around the red planet, and has now rolled across almost 10 miles of its surface.