The first change Twitter is making is an update to their mute feature.
Twitter says it is expanding a "mute" function that lets users mute accounts they don't want to see tweets from.
Furthermore, it has adopted its policies to better define the unacceptable discrimination which can be flagged up by users.
"We don't expect these announcements to suddenly remove abusive conduct from Twitter", today's statement read. While Twitter has long prided itself on fostering free speech, the recent safety updates made by Instagram and Facebook left us wondering if and when the tweet engine would take action. It also knows these measures are nowhere near enough to clean up the website, but it's committing "to rapidly improving [the microblogging website] based on everything [the team] observe [s] and learn [s]".
As one of the biggest social media platforms in the world, there are plenty of positive sides to Twitter.
For example, if you are getting trolled about your views on Brexit, you can "mute" the words "Brexit" and "EU rederendum", meaning you won't be notified about any tweets that include those words. Today, the company rolled out some new muting tools, in an effort to curb the harassment issues that Twitter is having right now.
Twitter declined to elaborate on or provide training material, but a source familiar with the program said that some sessions included analysis of specific groups that have faced prejudice and persecution.
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Twitter, though, suspended only 21 percent of those accounts, the report found. Critics say President-elect Donald Trump's forceful presence on Twitter helped embolden this behavior among his supporters.
Now you cannot only report this type of conduct for yourself but also for others, reducing the burden on the person experiencing the abuse and helping to promote a culture of collective support.
Among those in the tech diversity community, Twitter's new feature is a welcomed addition.
If you add "CATS" to your mute list, any mention of "cats" will be muted from your notifications. From celebrities like Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones and Robin Williams's daughter Zelda Williams to average folks, users have complained for years that the company fails to protect them from onslaughts of abuse.
The Post said Twitter is "trying to make sure that it has tools to shut down harassment on the site without crossing the line into limiting speech".
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) decided that the micro-blogging site didn't fits its image or brand, fearing that the family Disney has worked to create would be compromised by the pervasive racist and sometimes sexist tweets spewed by Twitter users.