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Twitter’s new reporting process centers on a human-first design

Twitter is using insights from researchers, therapists, and writers to test a new way to report everything from misinformation and spam, to harassment and hate speech. Find out what makes the approach so unique.

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Some Tweets just aren’t for everybody—and that’s OK

Twitter just made it easier for people to have control over what they Tweet and who gets to see it.

Don't @ me: Protecting your peace with "Unmention"

A new safety feature from Twitter lets people leave the conversation and make themselves “unmentionable.”

The secret world of good bots

A new experiment on Twitter tests whether labeling accounts as good bots helps build trust on the platform.

What procedural justice taught us about fairness and rule enforcement

An innovative approach to the relationship between a community and its law enforcement — centered around dignity and respect — could help foster a safer Twitter.

Is it possible to build more kindness into Twitter?

Twitter is building the tools for people to apologize online. Will anyone use them?

What’s in a name? The case for inclusivity through anonymity

There is a commonly held misconception that verifying users’ identification would reduce toxicity on Twitter. But that’s not how online identity works.

Your Tweets, your tools: Curating the experience that’s right for you

Twitter uses a ton of processes to reduce potentially harmful content, but these 3 safety tools empower folks to design the experience that’s right for them, down to their individual Tweets.

Twitter's role in supporting the next generation of social citizens

In this Q&A, a Gen Z social media user asks a Twitter product manager what’s being done to ensure the health and safety of Twitter’s next generation.


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