Imani Gandy (a.k.a. @AngryBlackLady) on Twitter’s refusal to deal with harassment on its service, and some of the manual pushback she’s been trying.
As I mentioned when I first saw this–ironically, on Twitter–reading this kind of made me want to program a simple app that auto-forwards abusive Tweets to @support. It wouldn’t be difficult to do, and if Twitter won’t implement an appropriate “flag as inappropriate” function…
Of course, the general consensus at the time was that the only result of such a service would be Twitter blocking the API calls of the service itself, not actually doing anything to address the problem.
Trust issues. Twitter has tiem.