Twitter safety features enhanced to curb abuse

By Wayne Denner

A couple of months ago Twitter Safety announced rolling out new features to improve user safety on the micro blogging platform. It would seem that changes are starting to filter through – at last. Twitter, as with other social networking platforms, has had it’s fair share of issues relating to user safety and along with the rest has been criticised for not doing enough to protect users of it’s platform.

These developments come only a few weeks after it’s CEO Dick Costolo admitted he has failed users on abuse. He wrote in an internal memo posted in the employees-only forums and later published by The Verge that ‘we suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years’. Well said Dick, now follow it up.

Do I think Twitter can do more? Yes of course they can. Users are the heart of any platforms existence – without them a platform can’t exist. The major failing, in my opinion, is that it has taken so long for Twitter to admit there was a major problem and the solutions have been slow to be rolled out. The most recent one to allow new filters to …read more

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