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Twitter CEO on how the site deals with trolls: We suck

Twitter CEO on how the site deals with trolls: We suck

How good is Twitter at dealing with trolls who use the site to harass and abuse other users? Its CEO thinks it sucks.

In an internal memo obtained by the Verge website, Dick Costolo wrote:

We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we've sucked at it for years. It's no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day.

I'm frankly ashamed of how poorly we've dealt with this issue during my tenure as CEO. It's absurd. There's no excuse for it. I take full responsibility for not being more aggressive on this front. It's nobody else's fault but mine, and it's embarrassing.

We're going to start kicking these people off right and left and making sure that when they issue their ridiculous attacks, nobody hears them.

Everybody on the leadership team knows this is vital.

Source: [The Verge]2

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