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In other words, the value of Twitter is such that people like Anita Sarkeesian can’t easily leave without losing a large amount of her community and voice. By withholding tools that would allow targeted individuals like her to manage who contacts her and how, as outlined above, Twitter drives up engagement. The people organizing the abuse are creating value for Twitter, there is no reason to stop them from doing so.

The result is the optimal system for Twitter, the system we “enjoy” now. A network that gives immense value to people who create things, while subjecting them to ongoing, nearly constant abuse that drives engagement. Twitter wins both ways, and revenue goes up.

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