Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey wants to improve one of the most controversial features of his social media platform – debate and conversation. According to The Toronto Star, Dorsey is asking for help improving “the openness and civility of conversation on Twitter.” Dorsey believes the company has “failed to prevent misinformation, echo chambers and abuse of its global messaging service.”
Twitter is now soliciting proposals for strategies on measuring the healthiness of conversation on the service and ways to improve it. Those proposals are due mid-April.
“We aren’t proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, or our inability to address it fast enough. We simply can’t and don’t want to do this alone,” Dorsey tweeted.
As anyone on the web knows, Twitter certainly isn’t the only culprit in unhealthy social media discussion. Already this year, Mark Zuckerberg has promised his time in fixing the same issues on Facebook. YouTube has recently expressed difficulty in this area, especially in the wake of polarizing events in the news. This goes to show that Twitter may have a long road ahead.
Source: thestar.com – Twitter CEO looking to improve ‘civility’ of online debate; YouTube Stumbles
Published: March 2, 2018