Twitter’s Problem Isn’t the Like Button

The platform’s design encourages negativity, abuse and harassment. That needs to change.

Bloomberg Opinion
Nov 2, 2018 · 5 min read
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By Noah Smith

Speculation flew over the past day or so that Twitter was getting rid of its Like button. The social-media company quickly reassured the public that this was just one possible change among many being discussed…