Twitter will warn against offensive tweets before posting
Twitter will warn against offensive tweets before posting

Twitter continues to work to create a he althier community, and now he will ask us to think again offensive tweets before posting them The idea is that by spending a few more seconds before posting we avoid profanity or offensive words that could annoy other people.

For the time being, Twitter is running a limited test, albeit with a fairly broad audience: all iOS users (iPhone and iPad) who post in English (regardless of their country of residence) and only in replies to other tweets.

At first, the system will compare the words used with those usually contained in the reported tweets, that is, those indicated by the community for breaking the rules.

If it detects matches, a warning will suggest moderating the language, avoiding offensive or annoying expressions.

In general, the social network avoids directly censoring publications, although in extreme cases it breaks its own rules: Twitter is deleting coronavirus hoaxes in general, as they pose a risk to public he alth.

But the balance between freedom of expression and good coexistence on the Internet is not easy. Cases of harassment, hate attacks or interested lies are common, and it is not easy to find solutions that convince everyone.

Twitter will warn against offensive tweets before posting
Twitter will warn against offensive tweets before posting

This is how Twitter explained its new idea:

"When tempers flare you can say things you don't mean. To allow you to rethink an answer, we're running a temporary experiment on iOS with a prompt that gives you the option to review the answer before posting if uses language that could be harmful."

Actually, having us "rethink" tweets makes sense. Many times he answers other users in an ex alted way, saying things that we would have expressed in a different way if we didn't get carried away by the anger of the moment.

In addition, Twitter already has a feature that reduces the visibility of offensive tweets. They are almost always hidden under the "Show more answers" menu, since it considers that if they include bad words they are low quality content.

On the other hand, Twitter will limit who can reply to tweets, which will also prevent strangers from bothering those who prefer to only interact with people they are close to.

While nothing guarantees that the notice to rethink offensive tweets will be final, Twitter has never conducted a test of these in the past dimensions, and it seems that the social network is hopeful that it works well and can be implemented for everyone.

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