Vancouver, Apr 20: Twitter is a microblogging platform where everything gets posted today. the tweets are the easiest way to give our opinions. But trolling is another problem which so many time affects psychologically. So Admitting this that Twitter makes it ‘super easy to harras and abuse others”, Jack Dorsey discuss this issue in TED talks on Thursday.
He said this “issue in a systematic way is his big worry”. Further, he added, “The platform is relying more on machine learning (ML) to identify abusive tweets as opposed to having people individually report them”.
On this issue, Jack Dorsey said, "We have seen abuse, we have seen harassment, we have seen manipulation, automation, human coordination, misinformation, These are dynamics that we were not expecting 13 years ago."
Dorsey also bewailed that the system places undue weight on followers and likes.
He was talking on the subject “How Twitter needs to change”. While addressing the issues which are affecting the users, Dorsey said that "Right now the system makes it super easy to harass and abuse others, Twitter has created a "pretty terrible situation" for women.
As part of the initiative to make its platform less abusive, Twitter this week furthermore announced that it is planning to give people an option to hide replies to their tweets, thereby giving users more control over the nature of conversation they would like to have on the platform.
The Vice President of Twitter Service, Donald Hicks, and David Gasca, Twitter's Senior Director, Product Management said, “Starting in June, we'll be experimenting with ways to give people more control over their conversations by giving them an option to hide replies to their Tweets”.
While the feature has the latent to make trolls invisible, it could make it difficult for users to correct wrong statements made by others.
Other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram already give users much more power in terms of dealing with the comments to their posts, including the option to delete them.
Twitter last year stated that making the platform free of abuse, spam and other things that distract from the public conversation is its top priority.