Twitter is working to enforce its current rules on abuse more aggressively, and roll out new policies on unwanted sexual advances and propaganda, according to CEO Jack Dorsey. This follows a widespread boycott of the platform.
Internet October 15, 2017
Twitter has come up with new guidelines to stamp out abuse and trolling on the platform. This includes a 'time-out,' which will restrict an abusive user for 12 hours.
Apps/Software February 19, 2017
Twitter announced a new update on safety, designed to further crack down on online abuse. Three new changes are in tow, aiming to stop the creation of new abusive accounts, collapse abusive or low-quality tweets, and put forward safer search results.
Internet February 8, 2017
Twitter has some big plans for 2017, focusing on four themes to fix and improve: online abuse, editing tweets, following topics and interests, and keeping track of conversations.
Internet December 31, 2016
Twitter has been cracking down on racist trolls and online abuse, and as a result, a number of alt-right accounts are suspended. Prominent alt-right leader Richard Spencer, whom Twitter also blocked, calls it "corporate Stalinism" with "execution squads across the alt-right."
Internet November 17, 2016
Instagram has just rolled out text filters to block unwanted, hateful and abusive comments, but will it succeed? Twitter released similar tools last month, and trolls still managed to bypass the filters.
Internet September 12, 2016
Microsoft has launched a new web form that allows you to report hate speech easily, and to make sure anyone can use it without a problem, here's a short guide on how to use it.
Microsoft August 29, 2016
As an increasing number of companies are trying to combat online abuse, Microsoft is amping up its efforts as well. The company has now rolled out new resources to counter online hate speech across its services.
Microsoft August 27, 2016
Twitter is currently developing a keyword-based filter for its platform, according to a Bloomberg report. The tool will allow users to screen out tweets that contain keywords such as racial slurs and swear words.
Internet August 27, 2016
After years of complaints, Twitter took steps to make its platform harassment-free. The company deployed a quality filter to all its users, allowing them to curate their tweets, messages and notifications.
Apps/Software August 19, 2016
Instagram rolled out its promised word filter that should keep user-customized terms out of the comments section. The feature will take some time before reaching all the 500+ million users, though.
Apps/Software August 3, 2016
Twitter has opened its verification process to all users, allowing anybody to get a blue check mark on their account. How could regular users benefit from getting their accounts verified?
Internet July 20, 2016
Giving kids a chance to reach out to others anonymously is one thing but exposing them to sexual predators is definitely another. Unfortunately, the kid-friendly Kik app does both without providing actual security.
Apps/Software April 29, 2016
Twitter steps up to considerably slash down the instances of abuse on the social media platform, rolling out yet another tool that'll make reporting trolls or offensive users easier.
Internet April 26, 2016
Reddit has a new block user feature to help users filter out any form of online abuse, ranging from spam to harassment and even trolls.
Internet April 7, 2016
Twitter has rolled out a variety of new features in the past year to help better monitor and control harmful and abusive activity on its network.
Internet August 12, 2015
Reddit has announced a new set of anti-harassment rules designed to make the website a safer and more attractive place for those who have not yet joined it.
Internet May 14, 2015
Twitter announced updates to its abusive behavior policy that now will block trolls from accessing their accounts.
Internet Culture April 22, 2015
Twitter is attempting to put an end to online abuse once again, this time by hiding messages that are threatening. The company has also tweaked its user policy, essentially giving it more power against those who use Twitter as a way to abuse others.
Internet April 22, 2015
Twitter has introduced a new tool for users to be able to combat online abuse, allowing them to receive a summary of their report to the police. Many, however, suggest that this tool is just another way for Twitter to sidestep dealing with the issue itself.
Internet March 18, 2015
Twitter steps up its game amid criticism that it is doing very little to prevent abuse on its platform.
Internet March 12, 2015
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has written an internal memo regarding online abuse on the platform, saying that the company "sucks at dealing with trolls." But what exactly does Twitter need to do to fight the problem?
Internet February 7, 2015
An internal memo written by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has been leaked, with Costolo admitting that his company has been lacking in putting an end to abuse on Twitter, and resolving to do more about it.
Internet February 6, 2015
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