Twitter introduced several new features this week targeted at reducing abuse and harassment. More than this, now Twitter allow an easier way to report abuse, it’s also trying to make you sure that these abusive contents don’t show up in the first place of your timeline.
With the use of Artificial Intelligence, Now if Twitter sees an account with unusual activity related to tweeting at non-followers or if there is engaging in patterns of abusive behavior by someone, the new AI feature will make its tweet only visible to restricted number of followers. In other words, trolls can still be trolls things to their troll-tactic followers, but Twitter will make their reach confined to wider audiences.
Twitter Now Allows You to Say Good Bye to Egg Accounts
So, now you’ll have the option to filter the posts from accounts having no profile pictures (one with default egg), also with unverified emails or phone numbers. Probably it’s the most requested feature for a long time.
The mute feature has delivered in November, which allows you to block specific words and phrases from tweet notifications and has now extended its feature to prevent offensive tweets from displaying up on your timeline too, which makes you sure that you don’t have to see these offensive words and phrases anywhere around the Twitter.
Overall, Twitter now will be a more open place for reporting process. You will get an instant notification when Twitter receives a report or when it takes action against a user. Previously, Twitter used to inform the user via email, as now the information is readily available on notification tabs, Twitter makes it more easily visible and a lot convenient for users.
As with any algorithmic feature for creating patterns of user behavior, there is a risk of incorrectly categorizing tweets and accounts as offensive for the Twitter.
The public nature of Twitter makes it particularly hard to build up a balance between free speech and abuse, but as now this feature limiting the audience of potential harassers, it’s developing a better balance than it usually has.