Twitter is making it easier to report abusive behavior, it announced Tuesday. Reporting will now be “more mobile-friendly, require less initial information” and it will be “simpler to flag Tweets and accounts for review.”
And you won’t need to be a victim of abuse to flag tweets: “These enhancements similarly improve the reporting process for those who observe abuse but aren’t receiving it directly,” director of product management Shreyas Doshi writes. (Another nice feature: If you block someone, they can no longer view your profile.)
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court considered an appeal in a case involving threats on Facebook, and SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe said the court was “difficult to read.” The “end result could be a decision that neither side likes,” Howe writes.
Young women are “significantly more likely to say they have been stalked or sexually harassed than men,” Pew reports about a recent survey.
“When money is on the line, internet companies somehow magically find ways to remove content and block repeat offenders,” Jessica Valenti wrote for The Guardian Monday. “If these companies are so willing to protect intellectual property, why not protect the people using your services?” Read more