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Twitter bans 'Hateful Display Names' and shares Safety road map

Twitter bans 'Hateful Display Names' and shares Safety road map
From TechCrunch - October 19, 2017

Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features, and announced new policies, including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand witness reporting of abuse.

By January, Twitter plans to have implemented all the abuse changes outlined in the internal email published by Wired earlier this week, as well as the new ones shared today. The company even apologized for frequently promising improvements but then failing to take action, writing, Far too often in the past weve said wed do better and promised transparency but have fallen short in our efforts.

Heres a breakdown of whats new, beyond the enhancements to existing safety features:

Heres the calendar:

Whats missing

The most glaring gap in this road map is any functional change to the way that Twitter users interact. As we wrote about last week, and as had been suggested by Hunter Walk, Twitters biggest opportunity to shut down abuse lies in changing how replies work.

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