Twitter is proving once again that it's auto-moderation is inherently flawed.
1. reCAPTCHA discriminates against people with disabilities
2. Phone verification is vulnerable to SIM card spoofing, and thus theft of your Twitter account
What gets me is Twitter's smug "easy, right?" phrasing. In 2017, it took 8 seconds to solve reCAPTCHA. Now it takes 30 seconds as the system is designed so you fail! Why is this? Because Google uses reCAPTCHA to train their AI.
Then there's how Google uses reCAPTCHA to harvest personal data about you. I have no problem if you're giving Google consent, but when your social media is held hostage by reCAPTCHA, that is not consent!
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