Twitter gets an assist in taking on trolls and bullies
Twitter is reaching out for help to curb abuse and harassment on its social network.
The company is forming what it’s dubbed the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, a group of safety advocates, academics and community groups focused on maintaining open dialogue on Twitter while preventing bullying and abuse.
Taking on harrassment and bullying has been a challenge for Twitter.
Just a year ago, Dick Costolo, who was CEO of Twitter at the time, said the company was struggling to take on harassing and abusive tweets, writing in a memo, “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years.”