Twitter aims to become a healthy platform for public conversations

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 06, 2018 14:32 hrs
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Washington: During a Congressional hearing titled "Twitter: Transparency and Accountability," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stressed that the company's sole objective is to become a platform which is healthy for public conversations.

The microblogging platform has come under the scanner repeatedly for not doing enough in combating hate speech, misinformation, and user abuse.

Addressing the need for transparency and accountability, Dorsey said that Twitter not only wants to make itself transparent but also be more proactive in removing toxic content from the platform altogether, Engadget reported.

The idea is not to just identify and block such content, but respond to such instances in a timely, more proactive manner.