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Inside Twitter's struggle over what to ban, make social media service safer

Twitter asked that members of its safety team not be identified, for fear of them becoming targeted by internet trolls

Cecilia Kang & Kate Conger | NYT  |  San Francisco 

With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter’s headquarters on Friday afternoon. In a rare look inside one of the social media company’s policy meetings, the Twitter chief executive gathered with 18 colleagues, including the safety team, to debate ways to make the social media service safer for its users. The discussion quickly turned to how to rid the site of “dehumanising” speech, even if it did not violate Twitter’s rules, which forbid direct threats of violence and some forms of hate speech but do not prohibit ...

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 21:49 IST