May 1, 2019

Facebook and Twitter grilled over abuse faced by MPs

Facebook and Twitter executives have been grilled by MPs over how the social networks handle online abuse levelled at parliamentarians. Twitter representative Katy Minshall admitted it was "Unacceptable" that the site had relied wholly on users to flag abuse in the past. She said there was more to be done, but insisted Twitter's response to abuse had improved. Parliament TV. SNP MP Joanna Cherry cited specific tweets containing abusive content that were not removed swiftly by Twitter. Ms Cherry argued it was in fact part of a pattern in which Twitter only reviewed its decisions when pressed by people in public life.

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