Monday, 20 November, 2017

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promises tougher stance on abusive tweets

Jack Dorsey co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter has struggled to deal with rampant abuse on the service A day after #WomenBoycottTwitter, company CEO Jack Dorsey shares plans 'aggressively tackling' online abuse
Elaine Woods | 16 October, 2017, 02:05

Though Twitter is ubiquitous in media because of frequent use by US President Donald Trump and many celebrities, the company has struggled financially. There's sexual harassment, unsolicited pornographic images, propaganda-fueled tweets, abuse, and more - not to mention sexism, homophobia, racism, and other forms of hate speech that are rampant on the site.

But on Friday night, CEO Jack Dorsey said change is coming.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Saturday announced on his Twitter timeline that over the next few weeks new rules will be framed against 'unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence'.

Thoughts about Twitter's abuse and harassment problem?

Dorsey has failed to specify exactly what those new rules are, but he said Twitter will share more details next week.

Tom Brady sets record for regular-season wins with controversial victory
They took over at their own 27 after a Patriots punt and a costly penalty on Jets cornerback Xavier Coleman on the punt return. It marked the first time New England trailed by 14 or more in the first half since Week 4 of the 2014 season at Kansas City.

'Game of Thrones' Star Sophie Turner Is Engaged
Joe previously dated fellow celebrities Ashley Greene, Demi Lovato, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, and Brazilian model Daiane Sodre. Joe's younger bro Nick Jonas also shared a pic of Joe and Sophie's engagement announcement photo on Twitter .

Nubia Z17miniS launched, quad cameras and Snapdragon 653 in tow
Even though that sound a bit ridiculous, but I guess everyone is entitled to their own perspectives, even if they are irrational. The rear setup comes with a 12MP + 23MP combination while the front facing cameras are a pair of dual 5MP sensors.

Which brings us back to Friday's tweetstorm. McGowan had posted a series of messages related to allegations that Mr Weinstein sexually assaulted numerous women and says she was among the victims.

Exactly how many users participated in the boycott remains uncertain, but it became a trending topic earlier this week, and now - Twitter has taken notice. McGowan, one of four women who have accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, claimed Twitter's explanation was a pretext and contrasted her treatment with the company's tolerance of bigoted and violent tweets.

But both Twitter and Reddit, which has also recently tightened its rules, have always been accused of being too freewheeling and not effective at squelching abuse and harassment.

"Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we're *still* not doing enough", Mr Dorsey said.

Dorsey's statements come following the boycott of Twitter in solidarity with Rose McGowan that started on Friday. "We've been working to counteract this for the past 2 years". We prioritized this in 2016.

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