What a clown.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone took a civility victory lap on Twitter yesterday, claiming 280 characters has been good for the social media platform because now people have extra characters and can say “please” and “thank you” more often. 54% for please, and 22% for thank you to be exact:

And the reaction isn’t quite what he was expecting:

Is Biz Stone this clueless?

It’s funny because he does believe it:

Our complaint has long been that there’s absolutely no transparency on who gets suspended or why or what type of speech will get you banned, so maybe a community manager would be a good idea:

Others are pointing out that if Twitter can track “please” and “thank you” use, what about other words?

And maybe Twitter can filter out these pleases and thank yous:

See?

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