#WomenBoycottTwitter again demonstrated, last week, that Twitter has a serious problem with hate messages and harassment on its platform. After all the commotion, Jack Dorsey came to create a thread in which he already asserted that they were taking action:
An internal letter from the company, obtained by Wired, lists some of the steps they plan to take to try to end content that promotes violence and abuse in their social network.
Anyone can report this type of content
One of the important points of this letter is that they ensure that they censor hateful symbols and sensitive images (although it is hard to imagine a clear line determining what content is inside and which is left out).
In addition to their fight against profiles that have any relationship with terrorist organizations, they plan to silence those groups that “historically have used violence as a means to advance their cause.”
Another important point is that he will immediately and permanently suspend any account that publishes “non-consensual nudes”. They also say they will develop a system that allows any witness to report unwanted sexual content.
Until now, it was necessary for one of the parties involved in the conversation to report to take action. In this way, they allow any viewer to help stop inappropriate behaviors.
As we see, Twitter is putting a lot of energy to try to end one of its main problems. It will not be easy, and it sure will satisfy many users and anger many others.
We have heard this promise several times in the past, but this internal letter seems to demonstrate that steps will soon be taken that could be effective in order to move forward on this very worrying issue.