Want to make Twitter a better place? Social media network wants your suggestions

Want to make Twitter a better place? Social media network wants your suggestions

SAN FRANCISCO: With social media platforms increasingly coming under fire for fanning hate speeches, trolling and failing to stop spread of fake news, Twitter has said it is committed to making the platform less toxic. It is seeking help of users in improving what it calls the "conversational health" so that it ceases to become a platform for abuse, spam and manipulation. "We're committing to helping increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation around the world, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable toward progress," Twitter said in a blog post this week. — jack (@jack) March 1, 2018 "We simply can't and don't want to do this alone," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted. Those who are interested in helping it define what health means for Twitter and how it should approach measuring it, they can submit a proposal by filling up a form posted on Twitter's official blog by April 13. Twitter said its health will be built and measured by how it helps encourage more healthy debate, conversations, and critical thinking. "We are looking to partner with outside experts to help us identify how we measure the health of Twitter, keep us accountable to share our progress with the world and establish a way forward for the long-term," the post reads. Twitter mentioned works of Cortico, a US-based non-profit research organisation, as one of its inspirations. Cortico has developed four indicators to measure conversational health -- shared attention, shared reality, variety of opinion, and receptivity. "We believe that we can identify indicators of conversational health that are even more specific to Twitter and its impact," Twitter said.

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SAN FRANCISCO: With social media platforms increasingly coming under fire for fanning hate speeches, trolling and failing to stop spread of fake news, Twitter has said it is committed to making the platform less toxic.

It is seeking help of users in improving what it calls the “conversational health” so that it ceases to become a platform for abuse, spam and manipulation.

“We’re committing to helping increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation around the world, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable toward progress,” Twitter said in a blog post this week.

We’re committing Twitter to help increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable towards progress.

— jack (@jack) March 1, 2018

“We simply…

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