Report abuse on Twitter more easily than ever. Find out how to protect yourself and others.https://t.co/1MEfTzkfFL— Safety (@safety) April 25, 2016
Last April, the social network began using software to filter out tweets that show sings of abuse, including threats of violence, in addition to temporarily locking down those accounts. Twitter has been criticized for its rather soft treatment of trolls and those posting harassing content in the past, and rightfully so. The best way to combat abuse remains for us, the users, to report those statements directly. The company is trying to be more proactive, though, establishing a safety council earlier this year that's charged with helping rid the platform of abusive statements and harassing behavior.