There are more than 500 million tweets every single day and not all of them are nice, positive or supportive. Yes, Twitter is a favourite tool for bullying, stalking and trolling.
That’s why Twitter has announced that its improving the process to report nasty tweets and tweeters. Reporting is now more mobile-friendly, requires less initial information, and overall it’s easier to flag Tweets and accounts.
The changes include interface enhancements that are easier to use and behind-the-scenes improvements which allow Twitter’s team to review reports quicker and more efficiently.
Blocking features have also been changed with the addition of a new blocked accounts page available through settings menu on Twitter.com. This page lists all the accounts a user has blocked and stops those accounts from viewing the user’s profile.
A few Twitter users already have access to the new features. They are being rolled across North America over the next couple of weeks.
Twitter is promising to continue to strengthen its anti-bullying features. According to the social network’s blog, there are further improvements to reporting in the offing and new enforcement procedures for abusive accounts on the way.