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Twitter rolls out new options for reporting tweets with personal information

March 8 , 2019

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Twitter rolled out new options on Friday for its users to report problematic tweets that share their personal information on the platform.

Earlier on Friday Twitter posted a video from their TwitterSafety handle with a video to inform about the new update.

Twitter introduced a way to specify whether the tweet you were reporting was just spam or something more worrisome.

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Now, if you report a tweet for sharing personal information, you can even specify the type or types of privacy violations — presumably to give these the highest priority in reaching a moderator’s eyes.

Users will now be taken to an additional menu, allowing them to specify whether the tweet contains contact information, physical location, financial information, pictures and so on.

The move comes after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that his platform has been too harsh at times when it comes to banning accounts in the wake of alleged political bias, harassment, hate speech or other policy violations.

The new feature should be rolling out on Friday on both the web and mobile versions of Twitter.

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