Twitter Established Safety Council to Fight Online AbuseAdded: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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The company announced it has intensified its efforts to tackle harassment and abuse on its network, creating a new safety council made up of specialist charities and a slate of new anti-harassment features that will be introduced within the next few months.
According to Twitter, the new global council would include such outfits as the mental health charity the Samaritans, the advice charity the Safer Internet Centre, and the Internet Watch Foundation. The latter is known as a specialist group dealing with criminal content including child abuse. Twitter explained that the council is created in order to hear different views and think about the challenges “in the fullest and most nuanced way.” It was also made clear that there wouldn’t be one particular safety project but “regular and consistent action.”
The microblogging service, which sees about 500m individual tweets every day, has been heavily criticized for failing to protect its users from extreme abuse or threats. While legislation in the United Kingdom does secure users against more extreme harassment (so far, several people have already been jailed for such actions), the United States and many other countries don’t have such protections.
The company has struggled to strike a balance between respecting free speech and protecting users from abusive comments for a while now. Last year, former Twitter CEO admitted that Twitter needed to do more to deal with abuse and trolls on the platform.
At the same time, Twitter is also facing its own torrent of abusive messages from its own members, many of them being angry at proposed changes to the service. For example, not everybody liked that Twitter allowed personal messages of up to 10,000 characters from the current limit of 140 and changed the order of messages in the timeline.
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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