New twitter tool to prevent harassment

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Have you ever been a victim of online harassment on twitter?  Now you will be able to report such cases thanks to a new tool launched by the twitter on Tuesday to be rolled out in coming weeks.

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The short messaging service said in a blog post that it is improving the reporting process to make it much more mobile-friendly, require less initial information, and, overall, make it simpler to flag Tweets and accounts for review.

These enhancements according to the company similarly improve the reporting process for those who observe abuse but aren’t receiving it directly.

To enable faster response times, ‘’we’ve made the first of several behind-the-scenes improvements to the tools and processes that help us review reported Tweets and accounts’’. It said.

The updates are available now for a small group of users but twitter says it will roll them out to everyone in the coming weeks.

And the company is not done yet, it saiys in the coming months, you can expect to see additional user controls, further improvements to reporting and new enforcement procedures for abusive accounts.

‘’We’ll continue to work hard on these changes in order to improve the experience of people who encounter abuse on Twitter’’ it said

The company has also made changes to its ‘block’ page, the new blocked accounts page shows you the accounts you’ve blocked. It will be adding more controls and features to this page in the coming months.

Additionally, accounts that you’ve blocked won’t be able to view your profile.

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