Twitter Promises New Crackdown on Hate Speech, Abusive Posts
publish date: 2017-10-18
Following CEO Jack Dorsey's tweets on the subject, the company vows to impose new rules and close loopholes for users spreading hateful or abusive language.
Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users.
The company has spent the last two years trying to clamp down on hate and abuse on its generally free-wheeling service.
Dorsey echoed concerns of many users and critics who say Twitter it hasn't done enough to curb the abuse. But others worry that it's muzzling free speech in the process.
In an email Twitter shared with the Associated Press Tuesday, the company's head of safety policy outlined the proposed new guidelines that tighten existing rules and impose some new ones. They.aim to close loopholes that allowed people to glorify violence, for example.
The email was sent to the company's Trust and Safety Council, a group of outside organizations that advises Twitter on its policies against abuse.