Twitter announces Trust and Safety Council to fight abuse
New Delhi: An online social networking site Twitter announced the formation of Twitter Trust & Safety Council, to ensure the safety of people who express themselves on Twitter.
“To ensure people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter, we must provide more tools and policies,” the company said on Tuesday through its blog post.
More than 40 organizations and experts from 13 regions will work with Twitter to ensure everyone, everywhere to express themselves with confidence on Twitter.
Hundreds of millions of Tweets are sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive and the target to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power will be a big task.
Past changes made by Twitter:
In March, 2015 Twitter provided its users with new tools for reporting and blocking abusive tweets, including a "quality" filter that can remove threatening comments from a person's timeline.
In April, 2015 the company changed its policy to prohibit acts that promote violence against others. In the past, it previously only banned direct and specific threats.
On December 29, 2015 Megan Cristina, Twitter's director of Trust and Safety, made the announcement in a post that the company will not tolerate behaviour designed to harass, intimidate or silence another user's voice through fear.