Twitter now has a calendar for tackling abuse and trollsThe end of 2017 is looking busy for Twitter, after it released a calendar of "safety work" to show how and when it will tackle issues on its platform.
Twitter has laid out its plans for tackling abuse and tape on its platform, releasing a calendar of reforms to help stop trolls and bullies. The so called Calendar of Safety Work sets a timeline for Twitter to address problems like hate. Speech and threats of violence over the coming months. It follows a string of tweets sent out by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last week, who admitted that Twitter has long had problems dealing with abuse on its platforms and silencing voices that try to speak up about it. The calendar reads like a laundry list of issues that have long plagued the social network. Things like October 27th, tackle non-consentual nudity. November third, update Twitter's rules with new policies around violent groups and hate symbols. And November 22nd, ban abusive display names. According to a blog post published on Thursday, Twitter said it will start sharing more on it's progress to make the platform a safer place, after admitting it has fallen short in the past. "This won't be a quick or easy fix," the post read. "But we're committed to getting it right." The social network has certainly been hit with its share of bad PR over the years with high profile users like Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones leaving the network over the abuse they've experienced. As recently as last week, Twitter faced a widespread boycott, after engineer Kelly Ellis suggested the women boycott Twitter hashtag, as a way of standing with victims of hate and harassment that she said Twitter fails to support. It remains to be seen how Twitter's new efforts will go, but to stay up to date, head to CNET dot com.