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A dazed global political and business elite spent last years World Economic Forum meeting in Davosheld on the eve of Donald Trumps inaugurationwondering aloud what the future might hold. .and becomes more relevant Yes international politics are more fraught than weve seen in a long time and technological progressonce heralded as the force that would wire the planet togetherappears more likely to divide societies from within as politics become more polarized and job creation appears less certain All in all its a somber outlook But its not all bad newsthe world has never seen so few people living in extreme poverty The global economy continues to hum along despite all the political wrenches thrown into its gears Globalization has always had clear winners and losers but its the losers of globalization that are getting increased attention as of late and thats a positive development Davos used to be a celebration of globalization Its now a place where the cross-border flows of ideas information people money goods and services faces new scrutiny Thats exactly the type of Davos the world needs in 2018 Contact us at [email protected] Soraya Chemaly is a media critic and activist Twitters abuse problems seem to be a daily source of news in the tech world The company is in the midst of a recently invigorated process of considering applying and enforcing rules that take harassment seriously However in the span of one week Twitter managed to show both a commitment to addressing the problem and what many users feel is a persistent tone-deafness to the needs of people most likely to be harassed Last week in a Washington Post op-ed Twitter General Counsel Vijaya Gadde directly addressed the company’s past inadequacies and promised change "Our policies and product have not appropriately recognized the scope and extent of harm inflicted by abusive behavior" she said "Freedom of expression means little as our underlying philosophy if we continue to allow voices to be silenced because they are afraid to speak up" On Monday however Twitter introduced a new change that elicited widespread frustration Among other changes the company altered its messaging feature to allow its 288 million users to send anyone who opts in a direct message While Twitter saw it as a change that makes it "easier than ever to have private conversations" many people understood it as one more feature that enables harassers and prioritizes profit something that is sometimes hard to remember is the point on a platform that functions for many like a public utility The backlash to this change is similar to the one last year after the company changed (and then restored) its blocking feature When users push back against changes or demand them it often demonstrates the ways in which structure and profitability are at odds with community needs Twitters fundamental structure enabling as close to unfettered communication as possible is simultaneously the source of its profit and its abuse potential It’s safe to say that despite the best intentions of individual actors gender-specific safety and free speech have not historically been prioritized in Silicon Valley For many women online so much of what is considered "respect for the basic principles of free expression" actually undermines those very principles and limits their overall freedom of expression This is hardly a new problem Regardless of the platform or place on or offline the threat of violence disproportionately silences women every day The Internet has made it harder for the world to doubt women when they talk about it to minimize the effects or to look away The abuse that women encounter online more likely to be gender-based sustained sexually harassing and tied to intimate partner violence has specific discriminatory harms Social media companies growing quickly in a fast-changing unprecedented space have been slow to appreciate how their products exacerbate these harms despite the fact that time and time again it’s obvious that platforms that ignore these differences quickly become hostile spaces for women While Twitter is vulnerable to abuse in ways that other platforms may not be it’s hardly unique Every company that counts on customer interaction faces similar issues and each one is adapting as they grow Their responses often depend on user activism For example in 2013 Jaclyn Friedman of Women Action and The Media Laura Bates of Everyday Sexism and I ran a successful public campaign demanding that Facebook recognize instances of gender-based hate and harassment on its platform In a matter of days after more than 60000 consumer tweets and 5000 emails more than two dozen advertisers announced they would be leaving the platform Facebook responded to our requested changes and the long-term result has been a productive dialog among the company civil society and womens rights advocates Engagements such as these can help build more genuinely neutral and liberating spaces For years the most commonly heard Silicon Valley response to abuse-related concerns has almost always been some variation of "We have to balance safety with freedom of speech" For users more physically at risk and epistemically disadvantaged the equation isnt safety OR free speech it’s safety AND free speech Acknowledging the fallacy of the idea that platforms are "neutral" and level playing fields isnt just a matter of individual ease-of-use or comfort; it has critical social economic and political implications There are 200 million more men online than women today Creating vibrant dynamic gender-neutral spaces is essential to stemming the growth of that gap According to the United Nations working group responsible for understanding and developing policies to address the gender digital divide without a visible public and genuine commitment by social media companies to create more egalitarian norms on their platforms that number will increase exponentially No one claiming to support freedom of speech and expression can be taken seriously without a concurrent genuine and prioritized commitment to understanding this problem When institutions tolerate sustained online bullying abuse and harassment they become complicit in it In the end it’s social media executives advertisers and investors who need to make it publicly clear that addressing abuse is a priority that they will invest in and structurally adapt to Twitter is now constantly updating its policies and rules to create a more level playing field Each change is in effect an unprecedented experiment Contact us at [email protected] IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors "Tomi put in an enormous shift for us, Electronic tracking devices can work well for individual birds, but only found Salah, was a group of jungle justice executors, abhors in totality pilfering 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