Removal of Fake Accounts
New Warning Labels
Response to #BlackLivesMatter
Twitter has made their stance on the Black Lives Matter very clear. They have created an additional account: Twitter Together dedicated to providing resources and tips to help the world gain a better understanding of the situation. In addition, they have been providing information on how to get involved and become part of the change. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey has also set aside several grants to programs that help fight racial inequality. If you go to Twitter’s main profile, you’ll see they’ve blacked out the profile and cover images in solidarity with the movement. They have also published a Guide to Allyship, outlining how everyone can learn more about systemic racial injustice and what they can do to help.
Over these past few months, heck, even the past few weeks, we have seen a lot of change from Twitter. It will be incredibly interesting to see how they continue to evolve in the coming months and as a result of the societal changes we’re currently witnessing. We will also have to see how their counterparts in Facebook and Instagram continue to react. If you’re curious about how other social media platforms have reacted to the Black Lives Matter Movement, make sure to check out our blog here.