BuzzFeed: Twitter Says This Behavior Doesn’t Qualify As Abuse

One day, Twitter is going to be the subject of any studies about how not to do things as a social media platform. Here’s one of the stories which might be quoted. “Kelly Ellis is a software engineer at Medium. She’s verified on Twitter and has roughly 11,000 followers. And for the past week or so, Ellis has been the subject of relentless targeted abusive tweets from @fredcarson915. Among the barrage of 70 tweets (all of which were posted to Medium by Ellis), @fredcarson9151 tells Ellis he wishes she would be raped and calls her a ‘psychotic man hating “feminist.”‘” Twitter did not suspend the harasser’s account until after the media attention this and similar articles generated, which… well, it’s gross. Icky.

%d bloggers like this: