#AceNewsDesk – Featured Report: Feb.27: Twitter says it is boosting efforts to stop impersonation, spoofing and personal data leaks in the latest round of updates that are part of the corporation’s long term plan to deal with Internet abuse on their platform.
“We streamlined the process of reporting harassment on Twitter recently; now we’re making similar improvements around reporting other content issues including impersonation, self-harm and the sharing of private and confidential information,” said Twitter Vice-President Tina Bhatnagar in a blog post.
The process started on Thursday and “should reach all users in the coming weeks."
According to Bhatnagar, “We [Twitter] now review five times as many user reports as we did previously, and we have tripled the size of the support team focused on handling abuse reports.”
The “investment in tools and people” now allows Twitter “to handle more reports of abuse with greater efficiency,” added Bhatnagar.
“So while we review many more reports than ever before, we’ve been able to significantly reduce the average response time to a fraction of what it was, and we see this number continuing to drop.”
Bhatnagar wrote that the corporation is planning “to add several new enforcement actions for use against accounts that violate our rules."
“These new actions will not be visible to the vast majority of rule-abiding Twitter users – but they give us new options for acting against the accounts that don’t follow the rules and serve to discourage behavior that goes against our policies.”
February’s updates are a part of the company’s long term plan that was announced in December. It aimed at reducing the number of abuse and spam cases by enhancing their in-product harassment reporting and making improvements to “block."