Twitter tightens troll tamping – yet again
Twitter tightens troll tamping – yet again

Twitter tightens troll tamping – yet again – with even greater precision and speed for those who suffer abuse on the platform. In what’s become a series of measures, each one aimed at further reducing harassment, everyone’s favorite micro-blog will be rolling out more tools to use its own technology, respond faster to complaints while […]

Twitter rules: no hate speech, harassment
Twitter rules: no hate speech, harassment

Updated Twitter rules: no hate speech, harassment. Everyone’s favorite micro-blog has been battling harassment and hate speech for the better part of 2015 – in various ways with some success – and it capped off the year of its struggle with updated rules which (finally) seem clear: Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against […]

Twitter takes action against online abuse
Twitter takes action against online abuse

Twitter is taking serious action against online abuse, at least as perpetuated across the Twittersphere. Everyone’s favorite mini-blog announced April 21 it is, among other steps, moving to shut down the accounts of abusers, those who harass others and/or make violent threats. Online abuse is a vile and, unfortunately, growing threat – particularly against women (as […]

Online harassment – 21st Century serious problem
Online harassment – 21st Century serious problem

Online harassment has, unfortunately, become a monumental problem especially for women and especially young women – young people of both genders. The so-called GamerGate scandal is only the most publicly visible manifestation of this cruel phenomenon. The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project is just this week out with a new report and its findings are […]