New Twitter Software Helps Ladies Battle Harassment

With "GamerGate" within the headlines, harassment of girls on social media has grow to be a scorching-button problem. On Thursday, Twitter formally teamed up with non-revenue Ladies, Motion, & the Media to do one thing about it. The group has developed a Twitter harassment reporting software that lets individuals give detailed stories on how, when and by whom they have been harassed. "Anybody who’s being focused by harassment ought to have choices," Jaclyn Friedman, government director of Ladies, Motion, & the Media, informed NBC Information by way of e-mail. "In the event that they select to not report, we respect that selection. However reporting by way of our type helps us assist them within the brief-time period, and helps make Twitter a safer place for ladies to precise themselves within the lengthy-time period." The group has been designated an "approved reporter" by Twitter, which means it could possibly flag harassment stories for expedited evaluation. It is also amassing knowledge on how ladies are harassed on-line with the hope of serving to Twitter decide what areas it could actually enhance on. "We’re wanting ahead to working with them on these enhancements in 2015," she stated.

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First revealed November 7 2014, eleven:01 AM