A year after it began testing what asked users to “reconsider” the answers, Twitter is expanding this to all iOS and Android users who use the app in English. The side, similar to anti-bullying methods from names companies, recognizes responses “potentially harmful or frustrating”, and urges users to change their tweet before sending it.
The company said it had changed last year to reduce the number of cases where people could see what was going on unnecessarily. For example, its algorithms now adapt to “the relationship between the author and the publisher” since people who know each other can make jokes or communicate differently from strangers. The machines can “better explain how a language can be recited by people who do not represent it properly and use non-harmful means.”
These promotions are just some of the changes Twitter has made to reduce bullying and harassment and to promote “positive conversations.” The company said such tests had shown a positive effect, with 34% of people receiving encouragement to respond with an initial response. This may not sound like much higher, but Twitter has said that what may have encouraged you may have had some problems that led to fewer responses in the future.
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