Like many climate skeptics, I have a couple of fake Twitter harassers who operate using the same sort of tactics that cowards tend to use: fake accounts, fake emails, fake everything. These are people who apparently feel that this sort of behavior elevates their own feelings of self worth while keeping them hidden from any blowback. As I’ve always said, anonymity breeds contempt.
The best thing to do is just ignore them, because they crave attention.
Looks like this sort of behavior is on the way out, according to this story on a release from Twitter.
Twitter is taking another step forward in ensuring that its service is a safe place to be. The company today announced that it’s giving everyone access to its quality filter, which automatically screens out tweets from suspicious accounts and hopefully will minimize or eliminate abuse from taking place on the platform.
Users will also now have the ability to limit which notifications they receive across both mobile and the web.
During the company’s second quarter earnings call, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey responded to complaints around harassment, bullying, and abuse that seemed to be running rampant on the service. He acknowledged that Twitter hadn’t done enough, but promised that it was working on not only improving enforcement of its policies, but also developing new technological solutions to combat the hate.