Twitter rolls out new anti-abuse tools

Twitter has announced more changes intended to limit the amount of abuse on the network.

It comes in the wake of heavy criticism about harassment on its platform and a failure to find a buyer after months of rumours about takeovers.

It has announced three main changes, which will be rolled out in the “coming weeks”.

It includes moves to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them creating new accounts.

The other changes are:

  • safer search results – removing tweets that contain potentially sensitive content and those from blocked or muted accounts
  • collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality replies to tweets

Neither of these tools will mean tweets are removed entirely from the platform but users will be able to control whether or not they want to see either in their settings.

In November, Twitter acknowledged a trend towards being “abusive to each other” was growing.

source: BBC Tech