Twitter decided to tackle 'online abuse'

Twitter decided to tackle 'online abuse'

Posted on Jan 10, 2020

Social media platform Twitter has announced that it is reviewing ways to control consumers to prevent online abuse.

The company said in a tweet on its account: 'We want to give consumers control to make the conversation on Twitter safer'.

The company added that 'by experimenting in early 2020, we will evaluate different options for who can respond to tweets'.

Company officials detail the move at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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It was quoted as saying, 'The toughest action would be to prevent a Twitter user from sending or responding to any message'.

According to Twitter, only the user will have control under which they will allow other users to send messages or respond.

According to TechCrunch, the head of the private company, Suzanne Xie, said, "We thought what would happen if we were to really give the consumer more control?"

"Right now, the public discourse on Twitter is that you do something on Twitter that everyone in the world sees and everyone responds to, or you can talk directly to someone," he said.

He said that online abuse is a serious problem for many social media platforms, including Twitter.

Be aware that online abuse cases are also increasing rapidly in Pakistan.

In a report on election monitoring on December 8, 2018, it was revealed that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had misinformed the general election 2018 on the internet due to no rules for digital election campaigns. Inspired by fake news, especially women received complaints of online abuse.

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Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) released a report titled 'Representation of Women Politicians' in Pakistan's General Elections 2018.

The DRF report made it clear that female politicians received mostly comments that were personal, while the abuse that male politicians faced was centred around political ideology.


Mian Tajamul

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