Doxxing, and the death threats and swatting that almost invariably follow, is one of the nastiest tools of internet trolls worldwide. Twitter is on the front lines of the online abuse problem, but thus far they have been fighting a fairly pathetic losing battle. The company’s latest update hopes to turn that around.
Earlier today, Twitter announced that its YouTube-style effort to de-anonymise the system).
In the blog post, Twitter also mentioned that its reporting system updates, which rolled out in December, have led to a five-fold increase in the number of abuse reports, and a tripling in the size of the staff that deal with them. Although Twitter still isn’t a virtuous rainbows-and-unicorns online community, things are definitely moving in the right direction. [Twitter via Ars Technica]