In an attempt to make Twitter a safer place, the social network service will soon bring in some major changes in near future, confirmed Ed Ho, Vice President for Engineering.
Ed Ho tweeted – “We’ll be rolling out a number of product changes in the days ahead. Some changes will be visible and some will be less so,”
“This week, we’ll tackle long overdue fixes to mute/block and stopping repeat offenders from creating new accounts,” – he added.
He also added admitting the fact that Twitter didn’t move fast enough last year. However, he said that “Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus and we are now moving with more urgency than ever,”.
Harassment and Virtual Abuse have been plaguing social network platform for quite some time now and a lot of other services such as Facebook has taken steps to prevent the same. Further, reducing the number of fake accounts on these social network websites is also one of the biggest challenges.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey also retweeted in the comments – “We’re taking a completely new approach to abuse on Twitter. Including having a more open & real-time dialogue about it every step of the way,”
Meanwhile, as reported earlier, Twitter was recently reported to have more than 3.5 lakh fake Twitter accounts. As claimed by two researchers from the University College London, Juan Echeverria Guzman and Shi Zhou, these accounts are usually used to push fake news and spamming.