Twitter’s internal numbers show it’s getting less awful at fighting abuse

Twitter on Thursday offered some top-line stats in a company blog post about the results of its latest anti-abuse efforts — showing how its approach is working as social media firms struggle with policing content on their networks.

Online abuse is a problem across all social networks. But Twitter in particular has the reputation for being a hotbed for online abuse and for having a lot of trouble containing it. A recent BuzzFeed article outlined several troubling cases in which Twitter seemed blind to abusive language or agonizingly slow to respond.

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