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Twitter improves the ability to report abuse


For several years now, Twitter has offered a way to report abuse from users who have been harassing another, but doing so hasn’t always been so easy or effective. Twitter has addressed the latter inadequacy by reducing the number of steps needed to report consistent offenders. Twitter safety engineer Hao Tang explained that they are rolling out the ability to attach multiple tweets to a single report. He also said that Twitter is beginning to roll out the new functionality on Android, iOS and on the web and expect all users to have access to multi-tweet reporting in the coming weeks.

According to an article from Twitter’s official support website, a complainant can provide as much information about the abuser as possible, which can help establish the pattern of the habitual abuse that will hopefully reduce the amount of time its takes the microblogging platform to take action. Twitter’s former CEO Dick Costolo took the blame for his company’s slow approach to restrict harassment, making the social networking site to take a firmer public stance against trolls and abusive users.

When Costolo stepped down as CEO in July 205, he was replaced by former chief Jack Dorsey as interim CEO whom also serves as the CEO of a mobile payment company called Square then returned as Twitter’s permanent CEO in October. Twitter also updated its rules last December, announcing a new Trust and Safety council this past February.

(Photo Source:@safety from Twitter)