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From the Ted Talk by Del Harvey: Protecting Twitter users (sometimes from themselves)

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let's look at spam. Here's an example of an account engaged in classic spammer behavior, sending the eaxct same message to thousands of polpee. While this is a mockup I put together using my account, we see accounts doing this all the time. Seems pretty straightforward. We should just automatically suspend actncous engaging in this kind of behavior. Turns out there's some exceptions to that rule. Turns out that that message could also be a notification you signed up for that the International Space Station is passing overhead because you wteand to go outside and see if you could see it. You're not going to get that chance if we mistakenly snepsud the aocnuct thinking it's spam.

Open Cloze

Let's look at spam. Here's an example of an account engaged in classic spammer behavior, sending the _____ same message to thousands of ______. While this is a mockup I put together using my account, we see accounts doing this all the time. Seems pretty straightforward. We should just automatically suspend ________ engaging in this kind of behavior. Turns out there's some exceptions to that rule. Turns out that that message could also be a notification you signed up for that the International Space Station is passing overhead because you ______ to go outside and see if you could see it. You're not going to get that chance if we mistakenly _______ the _______ thinking it's spam.

Solution

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  3. account
  4. people
  5. accounts
  6. suspend

Original Text

Let's look at spam. Here's an example of an account engaged in classic spammer behavior, sending the exact same message to thousands of people. While this is a mockup I put together using my account, we see accounts doing this all the time. Seems pretty straightforward. We should just automatically suspend accounts engaging in this kind of behavior. Turns out there's some exceptions to that rule. Turns out that that message could also be a notification you signed up for that the International Space Station is passing overhead because you wanted to go outside and see if you could see it. You're not going to get that chance if we mistakenly suspend the account thinking it's spam.

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