Twitter: An Update on Safety

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Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus. We stand for freedom of expression and people being able to see all sides of any topic. That’s put in jeopardy when abuse and harassment stifle and silence those voices. We won’t tolerate it and we’re launching new efforts to stop it.

Building on the work we began in November, we’re continuing to work on ways to give people more control over what they see on Twitter. Last week, we introduced an improvement to reporting abusive Tweets that gives people experiencing targeted harassment more ways to report it.

Today, we’re announcing three changes: stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, bringing forward safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets… More at Twitter.

Twitter gets a lot of criticism for trolls etc, but it is an incredibly difficult job for them to somehow lessen the abuse that happens on such a free network. Having said that, more attempts could have been made, of that there is no doubt.



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