Twitter CEO Says That The Company Has Drawn A Line On What Constitutes Harassment

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Twitter can be a vicious arena, full of its fair share of trolls, but their abuse might be coming to an end.

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In a recent interview, Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo had quite a bit to say about the social media company’s newest effort to stop said internet trolls in their tracks.

Here’s what Dick had to say about Twitter’s recent effort at curtailing harassment:

“We’ve drawn a line on what constitutes harassment and abuse. I believe that we haven’t yet drawn that line to put the cost of dealing with harassment on those doing the harassing. It shouldn’t be the person who’s being harassed who has to do a lot of work… One way of thinking about it is: I may have a right to say something, but I don’t have a right to stand in your living room and scream it into your ear five times in a row. Right? I think there are things you can do on the platform that are of varying degrees of severity ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ not just black and white.”

This is on the heels of a memo he sent out to staff regarding the recent push to better police abuse:

“We suck at dealing with abuse. I wanted to really send a wake-up call to the company that we’re going to get a lot more aggressive about it, and it’s going to start right now.”

We love this new attitude! There is a fine line between free speech, and harassment.

We’re glad Twitter is taking some responsibility to ensure that bullying and trolling gets monitored.

Do U think it’s their place to stop people from using 140 characters to hurt others?

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

Feb 26, 2015 8:40pm PDT

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