A TED Talk conversation with Jack Dorsey took a bizarre tour on Tuesday when countless Twitter users trolled the CEO using the hashtag #AskJackAtTED projected on a screen behind him.
In the midst of a discussion of major changes that Dorsey is open to making for "healthier" conversations on Twitter – tech CEO said that if he were to design it today, he would not emphasize companionship or even like – users responded as you might expect: with many complaints about the platform's apparent inability to prevent harassment and abuse.
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Although Twitter has systems for reporting abuse and targeted harassment, users have said they do not work
Blowback at TED came on the same day as Twitter issued a status report to combat abuse ntent which the company intends to scalify its abuse reporting systems and make it easier for users to hide responses to their tweets. According to the platform, 38 percent of violent content that is enforced is proactively detected on the review site rather than relying on user reports. The company suspended 100,000 accounts that were created shortly after a suspension from January to March, which is an increase of 45 per cent from the same time last year.
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Another user wondered why Dorsey has the platform Not cracked on the use of neo-Nazis, including those who allegedly used Twitter to organize the deadly Charlottesville rebels.
When the TED curator used an analogy to steer the Titanic away from an iceberg to point out that users feel Twitter's not moving fast enough to fix itself, Dorsey said:
"We Could do a lot of superficial things to deal with what you're talking about. We work as fast as we can, but speed won't get the job done Focus will. "
A user expressed concern about Dorsey's health. Tech mogul, which had a black hat and hoodie under TED Talk, is a prerequisite for intermittent fasting and consumes only one meal per day.
At some point during the talk, the TED knocks down the board showing the # AskJackAtTED tweets behind Dorsey, claiming that it was always their intention to just have part of the discussion.
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