Nice Oscars commercial, Twitter — now how about doing something about misogyny on your platform?
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— Twitter (@Twitter) March 5, 2018
Twitter ran a commercial during the Academy Awards last night featuring Denice Frohman reciting a poem about female empowerment. It was inspiring and beautiful. It’s a shame Twitter has done little to stop the endemic misogyny on its platform. Here are some responses from people who’d like Twitter to start walking the walk, too:
Says a company that IGNORED AND EVEN MOCKED women being harassed, trolled, and doxxed by GamerGaters. Said a company with a HORRIBLE record of hiring and retaining female engineers. FFS @jack https://t.co/Y8A2Keh4bO
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 5, 2018
How about you spend the money you used on this ad to hire moderators to kick accounts that terrorize women off your platform?
— ella dawson (@brosandprose) March 5, 2018
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) March 5, 2018
— John 11/6/2018 (@JohnDellaporta) March 5, 2018
Nice sentiment, shame it’s totally hollow like everything else @Twitter claims.
Tell me, when are you going to do anything at all about the hundreds of thousands of trolls, far-right accounts, abusers and offenders breaking your own ToS every day on this platform?
— Robbie Wallis (@Robbie_Wallis1) March 5, 2018
motherfuckers you don’t stand with anything except stand around with your hands in your pockets when women, sexual minorities, & POC report harassment & hate speech. you been doing fuck all since gamergate & you got a LONG way to go before you claim you "stand with women." https://t.co/jMcFCMqT5n
— mostly honest john (@dovirstrgn) March 5, 2018