Friday, October 28, 2016

Twitter will revamp safety regulations after election (Slate)

For a timely case study on why this is needed, see Trolls for Trump (The New Yorker)

"Twitter says it will be making some meaningful changes to its safety policy in order to clean up its notoriously toxic atmosphere and crack down on “targeted behavior that harasses or threatens others to silence another person’s voice.”

This is a good move for the beleaguered social media platform, which has found itself home to some of the nastiest trolls on the internet. But Twitter says the changes won’t go into effect until after the election, and considering much of Twitter’s most hateful rancor is politically motivated, this timing seems suboptimal."
Twitter will revamp safety regulations after election.
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