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Twitter releases roadmap for upcoming safety features

The calendar also includes information on how Twitter communicates with people who violate the rules and how its enforcement process works.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Oct 20 2017, 11:14 IST
Twitter reveals its roadmap for tackling abuse and harassment on its platform.
Twitter reveals its roadmap for tackling abuse and harassment on its platform. (REUTERS/Thomas White)

Twitter on Thursday released a safety calendar on upcoming features to combat harassment and abuse. The safety roadmap comes almost a week after CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that the platform wasn't doing enough to tackle bullies and trolls. Twitter had drawn flak from all corners after it temporarily took down the account of actress Rose McGowan who spoke about sexual harassment in Hollywood on the platform.

The calendar also includes information on how Twitter communicates with people who violate the rules and how its enforcement process works.

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Twitter, which has 328 million users, has been under intense scrutiny for allowing abusive and hateful posts on its platform.

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"As we said last week, we're updating our approach to make Twitter a safer place. This won't be a quick or easy fix, but we're committed to getting it right. "Starting today, you can expect regular, real-time updates about our progress," the company said in a blog post late on Thursday.

The information includes suspending accounts of violent groups, along with not letting people have abusive or hateful usernames. The micro-blogging platform reiterated that it will update the way it reviews reports from people who witness rule violations.

"Consistent interpretation and enforcement of our rules is our objective. We also need to remove the burden of reporting from those who are targeted. We've prioritised the work," Dorsey said in a recent tweet.

Last week, in an internal email, Twitter's head of safety policy has emailed members of its Trust and Safety Council on new rules to promote free speech and curb violence and sexual harassment.

Here's a list of upcoming safety features on Twitter:

(Twitter)
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(Twitter)

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First Published Date: 20 Oct, 11:13 IST
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