Thank goodness for THIS!
As you know, Leslie Jones has been dealing with some horrific abuse on Twitter by all kinds of low-lifes, racists, and trolls — and it’s about time stuff like that gets stopped, and stopped for good!
On Tuesday morning, the Ghostbusters star reached out to Twitter with an impassioned plea to somehow stop the abuse, and just hours later, it appears the social networking site has listened!
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted directly to Leslie, showing that they had her issues in their sights, with this message (below):
Not long after that, the 140-character messaging site officially released a statement specifically about the abuse Leslie has seen while using the service, writing about cyber bullying (below):
“This type of abusive behavior is not permitted on Twitter, and we’ve taken action on many of the accounts reported to us by both Leslie and others. We rely on people to report this type of behavior to us but we are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to prevent this kind of abuse. We realize we still have a lot of work in front of us before Twitter is where it should be on how we handle these issues.”
Now we’re getting somewhere!
Twitter still has a LONG way to go to cut off the abuse, but it sounds like maybe, hopefully, this can be a good starting point.
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