Twitter makes reporting trolls simpler, cracks down on repeat offenders
Within the ongoing battle agains trolls, abusive customers and different rule-breakers, Twitter has expanded the way it can try and squash tweet-based mostly troubles. If somebody is impersonating one other by way of a Twitter account, or leaking delicate private knowledge, anybody can now report it — not simply whoever is affected by it. Maybe extra importantly, new “enforcement actions” will permit the corporate to cope with common hassle-makers: people who merely create a brand new Twitter account when their earlier one will get closed down.
The weblog publish does not go into element, however apparently a banned consumer might have to supply up a telephone quantity to Twitter to start out utilizing the service once more. Whereas it is a stronger transfer towards trolls, the official weblog posts stops in need of saying it’s going to ban repeat offenders outright. The corporate advised the Washington Submit it is now tripled the dimensions of the group that works with customers who’ve been abused. These modifications begin rolling out right now, and can unfold to all customers within the subsequent few weeks.