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Posts from The Twitter Blog: safety

Progress on addressing online abuse

Twitter is the fastest way to see what’s happening and what everyone is talking about. What makes Twitter great is that it’s open to everyone and every opinion. We’ve seen a growing trend of people taking advantage of that openness and using Twitter to be abusive to others.

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Twitter statement on BuzzFeed safety story

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In response to today’s BuzzFeed story on safety, we were contacted just last night for comment and obviously had not seen any part of the story until we read it today. We feel there are inaccuracies in the details and unfair portrayals but rather than go back and forth with BuzzFeed, we are going to continue our work on making Twitter a safer place. There is a lot of work to do but please know we are committed, focused, and will have updates to share soon.

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Keeping your account safe

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More information about how we protect your account and the challenges all websites face whenever another website is breached.

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Report multiple Tweets in a single report

Now you can report up to five Tweets at a time.

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Announcing the Twitter Trust & Safety Council

Bringing together experts in safety and free expression to guide Twitter’s safety products, policies, and programs.

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Fighting abuse to protect freedom of expression

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An update on Twitter Rules, and how we’re fighting abuse

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Introducing the new Twitter Safety Center

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Our new Safety Center is your place to learn all about how to be safe online.

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Sharing block lists to help make Twitter safer

You can now import lists of accounts that other Twitter users block, and export and share your own block list.

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Policy and product updates aimed at combating abuse

We are refining our policies to expand the kinds of content we can act against and have made more updates to limit the reach of abuse on our platform.

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Making it easier to report threats to law enforcement

If you report a threat on Twitter, you can get an email summary of what you sent.

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