Ed Ho, Twitter’s vice president of engineering, said in a series of tweets (of course) that the social network will soon roll out new fixes and other changes to liberate Twitter users from the scourge of harassment and incivility.
This week, we’ll tackle long overdue fixes to mute/block and stopping repeat offenders from creating new accounts.
— Ed Ho (@mrdonut) January 31, 2017
Critics have long accused Twitter of not prioritizing the problem of harassment, an issue Ho acknowledged. “We heard you,” he tweeted. “[W]e didn’t move fast enough last year; now we’re thinking about progress in days and hours not weeks and months.”
You can read the full set of tweets here.