TECH CRUNCH - Oct 12 - Modern social networks are filled with hate speech and abuse. A new social network Telepath focuses on enforcing kindness, countering abuse, and disabling the spread of fake news. No social network to date has been able to accomplish what Telegraph claims it will be able to do in terms of content moderation. Its ambitions are optimistic and, as the network remains in private beta, they're also untested at scale. Telepath, at first glance, looks very much like just another feed to scroll through. It was founded by former Quora employees, including Marc Bodnick, now Telepath Executive Chairman; and Richard Henry, now Telepath CEO. It's backed by a couple million in seed funding. To get started on Telepath, users join with their mobile phone number and name, join interest-based communities, find and follow other users. Everything on Telepath disappears after 30 days. Users must agree to "be kind". Fake news is banned. Telepath says it will sacrifice growth and hire moderators who work in-house. For now, Telepath remains in a closed beta of indefinite length. People need an invite to join.