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Twitter launches new safety center to help deal with online abuse

Twitter launched a new Safety Center recently, intended as “a
resource for anyone to learn about online safety, on Twitter and beyond.”

Twitter launched a new Safety Center recently, intended as “a
resource for anyone to learn about online safety, on Twitter and beyond.”

According to a blog
post
, the new section offers tips on dealing with online abuse, a part of
Twitter’s ongoing efforts to double down on trolls, stalkers, and other forms
of online harassment. Former CEO Dick Costolo had acknowledged the
problem in an internal mail earlier this year, when he was quoted as
having said “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and
we’ve sucked at it for years.”

Previously, Twitter had rolled out a feature that lets users export
and share block lists of abusive users. In April this year, Twitter
had updated its violent threats policy to extend prohibition
“threats of violence against others or promot[ing] violence against
others.

The Safety Center has dedicated sections for teens, families
and educators, with guidelines for safe tweeting and explains Twitter’s
built-in features to to deal with with online bullies, such as muting,
blocking.

The page links to help center articles on how to report violations, covering
areas as broad as trademark abuse, spam and posting another
person’s private and confidential information.


A section on enforcement tells you how Twitter handles violations, based
on severity. “We may ask the reported and the reporter(s) to submit
Tweets, links, and other evidence that might help us come to a
decision.” 

“This resource is a result of our work with online safety experts who
continuously help us to promote good digital citizenship.” wrote Patricia
Cartes, Head of Global Trust & Safety Outreach on the Twitter blog, announcing the launch the section. She writes
that Twitter will continue to create new materials for the Safety Center, with
materials being translated into the most-used languages.

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