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Twitter introduces new safety features

The safety features include stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, introducing safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality tweets

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | February 9, 2017

Twitter_logo_blueSocial media giant Twitter recently introduced safety features on its platform. The safety features include stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, introducing safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality tweets.

Last week, it introduced an improvement in reporting abusive tweets that gives people experiencing targeted harassment more ways to report it. Twitter began building on this initiative in November, and is continuing to work on ways to give people more control over what they see on the platform.

Stopping the creation of new abusive accounts: The internet giant is taking steps to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts. This focuses more effectively on more prevalent and damaging forms of behaviour, particularly accounts that are created only to abuse and harass others.

Introducing safer search results: Twitter is also working on ‘safe search’ which removes tweets that contain potentially sensitive content and tweets from blocked and muted accounts from search results. While this type of content will be discoverable if you want to find it, it won’t clutter search results any longer.

Collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality tweets: The team has also been working on identifying and collapsing potentially abusive and low-quality replies so the most relevant conversations are brought forward. These tweet replies will still be accessible to those who seek them out. This can be expected to roll out in the coming weeks.

In the days to come, Twitter announced that the company will continue to roll out product changes – some changes will be visible and some less so. With every change, the site is looking forward to learn, iterate and continue to move at this speed until it has made a significant impact that people can feel.

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