May 6, 2021

Twitter tells users to be nice and think twice before replying

Twitter will now prompt users to review and revise "Potentially harmful or offensive" replies. Twitter said the tests showed that the prompts reduced offensive replies. In a blog post, Twitter said they had found that prompts led 34% of people to revise their initial reply or to decide against sending their reply at all. Twitter said the prompts are designed to consider the nature of the relationship between the accounts that tweets and the account that replies. Twitter's most recent statistics, for January to June last year, show that the platform removed potentially offensive content posted by 1.9 million accounts, and suspended 925,700 accounts for violating Twitter rules.

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