I am writing to ask that Twitter takes immediate steps to enforce its own policies on hateful conduct and abuse, and tell the public how it’s responding to reports of abuse.
Twitter claims to be a beacon of free expression but its failure to adequately address rampant violence and abuse against women is silencing or forcing them off the platform. Women, transgender and non-binary individuals have the right to express themselves on Twitter equally, freely and without fear.
It is time for meaningful action and to protect women’s voices on #ToxicTwitter. So #HereWeAre urging you to:
* Share meaningful information about the nature and levels of violence and abuse against women and how you respond to it.
* Improve reporting mechanisms and ensure a better response to complaints of violence and abuse.
* Provide more clarity about how you interpret and identify violence and abuse on the platform.
* Be more proactive in educating users and raising awareness about security and privacy features on the platform that will help women create a safer, and less toxic Twitter experience.