Twitter Just Released a Schedule for All of Its Promised Safety Updates

The calendar runs from Oct. 27 through Jan. 10

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Twitter promised a host of safety updates earlier this week, and now there are dates attached to those updates.

The social network published the calendar below in a Twitter Safety blog post, writing, “Starting today, you can expect regular, real-time updates about our progress. Sometimes, this may be insight into the difficult questions we’re asking ourselves, even before we have the answers. This is the first time we’ve shared this level of visibility into our work, and we hope it helps build trust along the way.”

Twitter’s safety schedule follows:

  • Oct. 27: Expand the definition of non-consensual nudity to include content where victims may have been unaware that images were taken.
  • Oct. 27: Introduce a better system for appealing account suspensions for abuse.
  • Nov. 1: Detailed explanations of which policies were violated in locked accounts, both via email and inside the application.
  • Nov. 3: Notify suspended users via email.
  • Nov. 3: Updated Twitter rules on violent groups, hateful imagery and hate symbols, unwanted sexual advances, media policy updates and expanded definitions of spam and related behaviors.
  • Nov. 13: New technology to help Twitter prioritize reports.
  • Nov. 14: An explanation of Twitter’s policy in reviewing reports.
  • Nov. 22: Banning display names that are hateful or abusive.
  • Dec. 14: Removing content that condones or glorifies acts of violence.
  • Dec. 14: Improvements to the reporting process for users who witness violations, as well as more notifying of reporters.
  • Dec. 20: Expanded enforcement regarding unwanted sexual advances.
  • Jan. 10: Full rollout of smarter witness reporting review updates. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.