With an aim to take strong steps against curbing online abuse and harrasment, Twitter has updated its policies and procedures. The micro blogging site has rolled out new tools for the same.
“We streamlined the process of reporting harassment on Twitter recently; now we’re making similar improvements around reporting other content issues including impersonation, self-harm and the sharing of private and confidential information. These changes will begin rolling out today and should reach all users in the coming weeks.”
said Twitter on a company blog post.
The update allows bystanders report abuse for reports of private information and impersonation as well. In the near future users who receive temporary bans could have to verify their identity using an email address or phone number to continue using Twitter. According to The Verge these details could then be checked against a list of banned users, making it easier to stop repeat offenders.
Twitter said that it now reviews five times as many user reports compared to earlier and we have tripled the size of the support team focused on handling abuse reports.