Twitter Promises More Safety Features

VP of engineering Ed Ho said in a series of tweets that more anti-harassment features are coming to the social network this week

Twitter vice president of engineering Ed Ho promised in a series of tweets Monday that more anti-harassment features are coming to the social network this week.

Ho tweeted (embedded below):

This week, we’ll tackle long overdue fixes to mute/block and stopping repeat offenders from creating new accounts.

As we roll out these changes and other features that are new, we’ll keep you updated. We want your feedback and we are listening.

Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus, and we are now moving with more urgency than ever.

We’ll listen, learn and keep shipping until we’ve made a significant impact that people can feel.

A Twitter spokesperson told Ken Yeung of VentureBeat:

We’re approaching safety with a sense of urgency. As such, we will be rolling out a number of product changes in the coming days and weeks. Some will be immediately visible, while others will be more targeted to specific scenarios. We will update you along the way and continue to test, learn and iterate on these changes to evaluate their effectiveness. You can expect to see meaningful progress in this area.

Readers: What changes do you expect from Twitter?