Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) – Twitter is putting online bullies in “time out.”

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) fell -2.33% and to closed at $16.35 on Feb 17, 7:55AM EST. Feb 17 Finnish pension fund Ilmarinen has increased its investments in U.S. equities while cutting back on European stocks due to weak growth prospects in the region, its chief executive Timo Ritakallio said on Friday.

“Trump’s actions have so far been slightly positive for the stock market … Also, in the short term, there are companies that can benefit from protectionism and trade barriers, including Finnish companies.”

Twitter is putting online bullies in “time out.” As one of the company’s many new anti-abuse measures, users whose accounts have been identified engaging in abusive behavior will have the reach of their tweets temporarily restricted. During this time, the abuser’s tweets will only be shown to their followers, Twitter says. According to TechCrunch

The change was spotted by BuzzFeed, following a series of tweets from those being impacted by the new policy. Those whose accounts were flagged posted screenshots of the emails they received from Twitter, which all included the same language.

Of course, a “safer environment” has not always been a focus for the company. Twitter failed miserably over the years to protect its user base from the harassment and bullying that comes hand-in-hand with a network where anonymity is provided, and abuse goes unpunished. There has been nothing to prevent an individual from continually re-creating accounts after being banned, or even setting up multiple accounts in order to harass others. 

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