editione1.0.1Updated January 28, 2020
Unfortunately, while there are Twitter rules, they are frequently broken and that breaking can go unaddressed. These are a few Twitter rules that are commonly broken and relate closely to online harassment:
Experiencing abuse and harassment under these categories can look a few different ways:
danger If you’ve fallen victim to any of these actions, report it directly to Twitter.
Unfortunately, this often is not an adequate way to deal with harassment:
As an extra layer of protection, you may take the following actions:
A Gallup poll concluded that “although the U.S. is divided politically, most Americans do not commonly discuss politics or public affairs with other people,” after finding that “34% of Americans talked about public affairs—including politics, issues and news.”* “Don’t talk about politics” is a mantra many uphold offline.
However, political conversations run rampant on Twitter, which has a heavy presence of politicians and political journalists. It’s commonly known that politically motivated aggression can be some of the most negative content taking up your Twitter feed. According to 2019 Pew Research, heavy Twitter users frequently discuss politics while light users are less likely to get political: