Harassment on Twitter Is About to Be Twice as Long, Y’all!

Shakespeare told us that brevity is the soul of wit. But Shakespeare didn’t know jack about social media.

According to Reuters, Twitter is toying with tossing out its arbitrary 140-character limit and testing even more arbitrary double-stuffed 280 character tweets!

Unfortunately, the news doesn’t seem to be doubling anybody’s pleasure or fun. Instead, a massive wave of eyerolls rolled through the Twitterverse. Soon, people feared, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other trolls would have even more room to let their ideologies run rampant.

While Twitter is home to some of our favorite quick witticisms, the social media platform does have quite the history of being a cursed cesspool. Trolls and more have driven several people off the site, like Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones, who was harassed endlessly after right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos decided to sic his following on her.

All this begs the question: on a scale of 1 to 10, how much does Twitter just not want to deal with its harassment problem?

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