Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse – BBC News

Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse - BBC News

Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse – BBC News

Twitter is planning to impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery as part of a renewed effort to tackle abuse on its social network.The US company has also said it intends to review user complaints more quickly.The efforts are outlined in a leaked email from the company’s head of safety, which was published by Wired.But one UK charity has already said the company needs to go further than “tinkering” with its existing rules.Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, had said on Friday that he planned to announce a “more aggressive stance” against online abuse this week, after Twitter was criticised for temporarily blocking the account of Rose McGowan – an actress who had accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.Harvey Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.

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