Wired: Twitter Trust and Safety Advisers Say They’re Being Ignored . “At the beginning of 2016, Twitter announced some good news: the formation of the Trust and Safety Council, made up of more than 40 outside groups and experts tapped for advice ‘to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.’ By that point, the company had already spent years knee-deep in accusations that its social network was rife with abuse and harassment. Something had to change.”
BBC News: Twitter suspends Iran news agencies over ‘harassment of Baha’is’. “Twitter has suspended several Iranian news accounts over alleged harassment of people who follow the Baha’i faith. Young Journalists Club (YJC), run by state broadcaster IRIB, state-run IRNA, and Mehr were among the Farsi-language accounts suspended on Saturday.”
The Shift: ‘States using online harassment as a weapon against critical journalists’. “A new website launched by the International Press Institute (IPI) offers comprehensive resources for newsrooms to combat online harassment against journalists and its effects on press freedom, the organisation said.”
Vice: I Was Banned From Twitter for Threatening to Kill Mr. Peanut. “A few months ago, I was suspended indefinitely from Twitter for threatening to kill Mr. Peanut. To be fair, this wasn’t my first time menacing the Planters mascot. Or my second or my third. By the time I was banned, I had been systematically harassing the peanut man for about four months.”
Washington Post: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called Rep. Ilhan Omar after Trump’s tweet sparked a flood of death threats
Washington Post: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called Rep. Ilhan Omar after Trump’s tweet sparked a flood of death threats. “Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey phoned Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday and stood by the company’s decision to permit a tweet from President Trump that later resulted in a flood of death threats targeting the congresswoman.”
CNET: Twitter gets more proactive about combating abuse. “Twitter, which has been under pressure to do more to combat harassment, said Tuesday that it’s being more proactive about flagging tweets that violate its rules against hate speech, threats and other abusive content. The social media company said that it used to only review abusive tweets that users reported to the company. Now it’s using technology to identify abusive tweets before it receives a report.” It just started to do that?