…esponse to the report, Twitter legal officer Vijaya Gadde pointed to the problem of defining abuse. “I would note that the concept of ‘problematic’ content for the purposes of classifying content is one that warrants further discussion,” Gadde said in a statement. “We work hard to build globally enforceable rules and have begun consult…
MIT Technology Review
We always need to have further discussion when it’s Black women. Wait and see while we are verbally, emotionally and physically abused and assaulted online and in person. Is there not any place safe in the world for Black women? We can’t write about our experiences and truth without being further victimized…all by social media platforms created by (fill in the blanks) for (fill in the blanks).
I feel like many of the platforms weren’t created for us to use. If they were, they would be better patrolled. It’s not by accident, it’s by design. If Twitter cared, there would be more diversity at the table. They don’t care. I don’t care how much AI they create, if there are people of color in collusion with White Supremacy (i.e. via employment, AI development, hiring, legal), online abuse will continue. Until other people of color in positions of authority like Twitter’s legal person stops pretending this isn’t a real issue, it will never end.