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Twitter makes tweet-reporting feature more robust

/ 06:48 PM March 11, 2019

Twitter has announced on its safety account that users will be able to give a more comprehensive review about the content they report and why.

In an attempt to remove Tweets that share personal information more quickly, Twitter Safety announced yesterday that, “you’ll be able to tell [Twitter] more about the Tweet you are reporting.”

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When you report a post, you’ll now be able to categorize it into one of various categories including if it is offensive, includes targeted harassment, includes private information, or threatens violence. If you select that the tweet includes private information, you will then be able to specify further what kind of information.

This system will help the platform prioritize reported tweet reviewing and speed up the process of removing content containing personal information.

Twitter’s announcement comes just one day after Mark Zuckerberg published a blog post outlining Facebook’s intentions to become a “privacy-focused communications platform.” An ultimate “clear history” feature is expected to be available later this year that will allow users to erase all their data, personal information and everything.

All this comes as a response to the uproar caused by Cambridge Analytica scandal last year when the firm harvested millions of Facebook users’ data without their knowledge. As worldwide concern regarding personal control over personal data continues to grow, platforms like Twitter try to soften the blow by offering to speed up their safety solutions. JB

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TOPICS: Cambridge Analytica, Privacy, Safety, Social Media, Twitter
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