Thursday, September 16

Twitter Announces Safe Mode to Avoid Toxic Comments | Digital Trends Spanish

Anyone who has entered Twitter can confirm that, several times, the posts there end in long discussions with many people insulting each other. The company is aware of this problem, so now it wants to take charge.

That is why Twitter has announced a new feature for its platform: Safe Mode, which aims to improve the user experience and reduce “unwanted interactions”.

Introducing Safety Mode. A new way to limit unwelcome interactions on Twitter.

& mdash; Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) September 1, 2021

What Safe Mode allows you to do is block accounts that use “potentially harmful language, such as insults or hateful expressions,” or post repetitive and unwanted responses or mentions for seven days.

When the feature is activated (through settings), the platform will assess the probability of negative engagement, considering both the content of the post and the relationship between the author and the user who responds to the tweet.

Then, the authors that are considered harmful or unwanted by the platform will be automatically blocked. And in that state, they won’t be able to follow your account, view your posts, or send you Direct Messages for a while.

Now, according to Twitter, its technology knows the existing relationships of users and knows that aggressive language is sometimes used between friends. So the accounts that you follow or interact with frequently will not be automatically blocked.

On the other hand, the company is aware that mistakes can be made with the new function, so it can be deactivated at any time. In addition, within the Safe Mode Menu in the configuration, you will be able to review the marked publications and the blocked users.

The new feature was rolled out today on a trial basis to a limited group of iOS, Android, and desktop users, starting with those who have their account set up in English.

“We will see how Safe Mode works and incorporate improvements and adjustments before bringing it to everyone on Twitter,” says the release, without providing details on a date for the feature’s global launch.

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