Twitter kills egg avatar instead of hate speech and no this is not an April Fools’ joke


Twitter is finally making some changes – just not the ones we asked for.

On Friday – following the unveiling of its messy new replies feature – rather than making strides against the noted hate speech problem on Twitter, the social media platform revealed it would changing its iconic troll default egg avatar to some weird AF other thing. Great.

The little egg avatar, a classic sign of a bot or troll account, has been transformed into a new design that’s presumably supposed to resemble the outline of a human’s head and shoulders. But instead, it kind of just looks like one tiny, deformed egg hovering above one half of a slightly larger egg. Twitter announced the change in an overly detailed blog post on Friday. Read more…

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