Internet trolling and cyberbullying have been on a rise for past several years, but where all other social media sites have actively been trying to get a control over this situation, a certain tech giant just turns a blind eye.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is apparently very embarrassed with his website’s performance when it comes to dealing with cyberbullying and abuse. He also takes “full responsibility” for not tackling this problem more forcefully.
"We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we've sucked at it for years," Costolo wrote in an internal memo. "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."
Facebook, on the other hand, has a pretty efficient way to deal with this problem. Like other tech firms, the social media giant has a vast network of employees who screen the site content and keep inappropriate posts out of users' news feed. Furthermore, the website also gives them an option to report the post, which then gets removed from the website altogether.
Twitter fails to do either.
For instance, Zelda Ray Williams – daughter of late actor Robin Williams – deleted Twitter off her devices following taunts about her father's suicide. Screenwriter Jane Goldman was also forced to take a break from the site after her family was abused.