On Seth Meyer’s show, Jones clarified that she never left Twitter — she never deleted her account and hadn’t planned on leaving the service. After a long night, she was frustrated and needed a break.
The firestorm of publicity drew in wide criticism of Twitter’s policies on abuse, and led Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to reach out to Jones directly.
Jones noted that she worked with Dorsey and Twitter to get some accounts taken down. “I met the CEO of Twitter,” she told him. “They helped me out, we got a whole bunch of account taken off of Twitter.” One of those accounts included that of notorious troll Milo Yiannopoulos, who was barred permanently from the service. However, in order to get their house in order, Twitter has to make some bigger changes in how it deals with abuse. As the company continues to lose active users, Twitter will need to demonstrate that it’ll take more than a beleaguered user calling for help to make sure that users are safe. Jones ended her interview with a clear pointer for Twitter and users alike: “Hate speech and freedom of speech are two different things.” – READ MORE