Tool for bulk-reporting abusive tweets?
September 19, 2018 12:13 AM   Subscribe

I report antisemitic and racist tweets using Twitter's browser interface. I can usually find several tweets to check off in the first up-to-five box, but when I find an abusive one further down the timeline, subsequent boxes show the new tweet along with the same few recent tweets. It gets quite tedious to report an account with many abusive tweets because it takes six clicks for each one. Is there a tool or plugin that makes this easier? When I do a Twitter search for, e.g., "jew: @account" it would be nice to be able to select and report many at once.
posted by Johnny Wallflower to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
This does not exist. Twitter doesn't really care about reporting abuse and they will basically only sort of look at what you send. I find the best plan is to get other people, preferably very active (and/or verified) Twitter users to also report the tweet. Being one person reporting one person's seven tweets is less useful than being ten people reporting one person's two tweets.
posted by jessamyn at 2:47 PM on September 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


Great, thanks for volunteering! ;)
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:58 PM on September 19, 2018


Absolutely will help!
posted by jessamyn at 8:03 PM on September 19, 2018


There are probably more than a few MeFites who'd be happy to help if there's a good way to send up the bat-signal.
posted by Lexica at 3:57 PM on September 20, 2018


My Twitter handle is in my profile. Contact me and I'll be happy to send DMs with the handles of problematic accounts (DMs won't tip off the targets to block us).
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:32 PM on September 21, 2018


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