Twitter’s Safety Center teaches users how to deal with abuse

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To curb abuse on its site, Twitter can’t just offer effective tools, it also has to make sure people know how to use them. With this in mind, the social network has launched a new Safety Center that brings together a number of resources “for anyone to learn about online safety, on Twitter and beyond.” There are no new policies or tools here unfortunately, but the site explains in simple language what’s tolerated, what isn’t, and how users can better control their Twitter experience by muting, blocking, and reporting. The site does feel a bit cringingly earnest at times (sample text: “Twitter is a thrilling place for teens.”), but what educational resource doesn’t? For we-suck-at-dealing-with-abuse Twitter, any extra effort is welcome….

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