Twitter rewrites its rules on violent content under Elon Musk

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter announced that it has “officially launched” a new Violent Speech policy that outlines its “zero-tolerance approach towards Violent Speech.” Its content is similar to Twitter’s previous violent threats policy, though it manages to be both more specific and more vague. Both policies ban you from threatening or … Read more

Twitter’s decentralized alternative Bluesky arrives as an invite-only iOS app

Image: Bluesky Bluesky, the decentralized project that originated within Twitter, has arrived on the Apple App Store as an invite-only social network, as first reported by TechCrunch. The listing also gives us one of our very first glimpses at the app, which closely resembles Twitter down to the timeline and profile pages. The project’s backed … Read more

The biggest stories from Hot Pod Summit

This is Hot Pod, The Verge’s newsletter about podcasting and the audio industry. Sign up here for more. I hope you all had a great week! Hot Pod Summit was a lot of fun — it was great to meet so many of you in person and chat about some of the biggest issues in … Read more

I don’t want to log in to your website

No thank u. | Image: The Verge There is a new trend among websites where they want my email address before I’m allowed to read their free content. While I sympathize with the struggles of the media business, I am just going to point out something obvious: not reading is easier than reading — and … Read more

Why climate credits for solar geoengineering are a bad idea

Views of the sunset and stormy skies on September 9th, 2021 in La Paz, Mexico.  | Photo: Alfredo Martinez/Getty Images Buyer beware: there’s a dubious new kind of climate credit for sale. Traditional carbon offset credits, say, for planting trees or protecting forests, have a record of failing to actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Now, … Read more