At a time when crime against women is rising unabatedly including on the digital forums, the micro-blogging site Twitter has come up with a new tool for all the twitteratis to report abuse found on the network.
And the best thing is that the leading social networking forum promises to get the reported issue of abuse resolved within 24 hours.
Twitter has launched the tool, which primarily will heavily benefit the female users, in partnership with a non-profit organization known as Women, Action and the Media (WAM).
The WAM will mainly keep a close eye of the Twitter reports and bring them to the social media network. Moreover, it will also monitor Twitter’s responses to such reports.
According to the people related to the matter, the new WAM tool mainly aims at assisting the women on the social network, who are being disproportionately targeted resulting into online harassment.
Even if Twitter has made a good move, the micro-blogging site is receiving criticism for outsourcing the fight against online abuse and not handling it in-house with the help of its own reporting tool.
Jaclyn Friedman, WAM founder and executive director, said, “I’ll speak frankly. I think it’s really unjust that they need our free labor for this. Twitter is making a lot of money and they should be putting the resources into this. We should not have to do this project and I don’t think it would be a shock for Twitter to hear me say that.”
The gender-related cases of harassment are becoming prominent on the social media forums. The women are the most hit against sexism who are subjected to rape and death threats online.
WAM will handle such cases of gender-related harassments and also monitor the incidences for racism and violent threats.