Twitter is a great communication tool. Millions of tweets are posted daily and exchanges are often cordial, while information circulates very quickly. Unfortunately, like many social networks, spillovers exist and accounts do not hesitate to spread misinformation, hate speech and other shocking images. Twitter has been trying for several months, in the face of pressure from users and governments, to fight against these thorny cases.
It is on his blog that Twitter has unveiled the latest statistics around the fight against disputed accounts, but that’s not all.
And for good reason: Twitter will soon propose to hide responses to tweets. What to purify a little potentially insulting or inappropriate responses.
A new feature to enhance the user experience
This is what the social network announces in a blog post. To fight against hate messages, it will soon be possible to hide responses to a tweet – but not delete them like on Facebook or Instagram, for example. It must be said that users have very little control over reactions to their tweets and can quickly be overwhelmed by mass harassment, a common practice on Twitter. It remains to be seen what users will do, which could quickly guide the debate in their direction by masking the answers they do not like.
On the other hand, the solution seems good to purify his TL as much as possible against trolls very present on Twitter.
But through this note, Twitter also reveals to have deleted several thousand accounts since the beginning of the year. People who broke the rules were also suspended much faster than before.
Suffice to say a great effort on Twitter to limit the place of inappropriate messages on his platform. However, many find that the firm remains too responsive to mass harassment. Twitter is a fertile breeding ground where accounts can be created quickly anonymously to suit anyone. The only solution to guard against an attack seems to be to go private and report abusive tweets hoping for a response from Twitter. The new function of the social network could therefore prove useful.