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Jack Dorsey Admits Twitter Makes It Easy To Abuse Others

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San Francisco: Admitting that Twitter makes it “super easy to harass and abuse others”, CEO of the microblogging platform Jack Dorsey has said that addressing the issue in a systematic way is his biggest worry. The platform is relying more on Machine Learning (ML) to identify abusive tweets as opposed to having people individually report them, Dorsey said in his TED talk this week, Business Insider reported. “We have seen abuse, we have seen harassment, we have seen manipulation, automation, human coordination, misinformation,” Dorsey was quoted as saying. “These are dynamics that we were not expecting 13 years ago.”

Dorsey also lamented that the system places undue weight on followers and likes. “Right now the system makes it super easy to harass and abuse others,” he said, while adding that Twitter has created a “pretty terrible situation” for women. As part of the efforts to make its platform appear less toxic, Twitter this week also announced that it is planning to give people an option to hide replies to their tweets. (IANS)