Twitter CEO vows to police sexual harassment, hate, violence

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His announcement, explained in a string of tweets on his personal account, called for new rules about 'unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorify violence'.

Twitter temporarily suspended McGowan's account because one of her tweets included a private phone number. The movie mogul was sacked last Sunday by the company he co-founded amid accusations that he sexually harassed or sexually assaulted women.

"We stand with the fearless women and men who use Twitter to share their stories and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices", said Twitter. The social media CEO Jack Dorsey revealed plans to take "a more aggressive stance" in the war against online trolls in a series of tweets. "We're been working intensely over the past few months and focused today on making some critical decisions", Dorsey tweeted. The US house intelligence committee is asking officials from Twitter, Facebook, and Google to testify publicly as part of its Russian Federation probe on November 1, the same day as a planned senate intelligence committee hearing on the topic.

In 2017, he declared - without specifics - that "we made it our top priority and made a lot of progress". We'll update if we get them.

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He gave no details, saying only that Twitter executives "decided to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them". To be clear, these changes have been in the works since 2016 or so he claims, and they will be going live over the next few weeks. More to share next week.

Tweeting something abusive? Think twice now.

Twitter has had an abuse problem for years, especially for female and minority users. McGowan has subsequently had the suspension on her account lifted. "We stand with the courageous women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices".