During the height of the ferals rubbish and Dirty Politics I received thousands of death threats, threats of violence and endless trolling from righteous left twats.
I blocked literally thousands of people. It took a great deal of effort, but the result was I don’t have to listen anymore to a constant stream of dribbly lefties and their sanctimonious preaching.
Twitter has had a constant problem in how to deal with these online thugs and bullies and have now deployed a suite of tools to help.
Boing Boing summarises the changes:
Messages identified as abusive will not appear on notification timelines, thanks to a new filtering system designed to prevent harassment from being seen by its targets.
Twitter is also tightening its terms of service, banning indirect threats and formalizing its suspension system.
The changes are among the first to show up since CEO Dick Costolo said he was “frankly ashamed of how poorly we’ve dealt with this issue” in a recent interview.
The criterion for detecting abusive messages involve new accounts and the use of language similar to earlier messages flagged as abusive. Such tweets will not be removed–they will simply be blocked automatically from view. Read more »