Twitter’s new feature to stop the creation of hate and abusive content

Today, Twitter announced new sets of features which includes, stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, bringing forward safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets.

Despite, Twitter claiming its stance on freedom of expression, it noted that, some people have taken this for granted by abusing and harassing others on the social platform which now prompted the introduction of these new features so as to control these hateful and abusive tweets.


Recall that last week, Twitter improved the mode of reporting abusive Tweets that gives people suffering from targeted harassment more ways to report it.

Twitter’s engineering chief Ed Ho, in a new blog post said:

Stopping the creation of new abusive accounts:

We’re taking steps to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts. This focuses more effectively on some of the most prevalent and damaging forms of behavior, particularly accounts that are created only to abuse and harass others.

Introducing safer search results:

We’re 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. Learn more in our help center.

Collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets:

Our 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. You can expect to see this change rolling out in the coming weeks.

In the days and weeks ahead, we will continue to roll out product changes some changes will be visible and some less so and will update you on progress every step of the way. With every change, we’ll learn, iterate, and continue to move at this speed until we’ve made a significant impact that people can feel.

We’re listening and want your feedback so we can learn faster, build smarter, and make meaningful progress.

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