A Twitter security mode is underway according to Engadget. The new feature will automatically detect and block malicious and abusive accounts. The news was given during the Twitter 2021 Analysts Day presentation. Unfortunately, the event didn’t give much more details.
However, Twitter shared screenshots that show the new “Safe Mode” options that users can enable. The options will allow users to protect themselves from toxic tweets. The feature will allow users to protect themselves from accounts that use slurs, name calling, strong language or hateful remarks.
The feature will prevent blocked accounts from tweeting you for seven days depending on the slides. Plus, tweets from these accounts won’t be seen by so many people thanks to Safe Mode. As a result, toxic tweets from the account will have a smaller footprint.
For all users who will use this feature, they will receive a notification telling them that the new feature is doing its job. As a result, users will be notified when an account has been blocked.
Twitter security mode aims to protect users from abusive accounts
This feature is good news. The social media platform has not been the best at keeping its platform from being so toxic. Twitter has many users who like to express their point of view on various topics like religion, politics etc.
Twitter is generally the go-to social media platform for expressing opinions. The platform limits users on the number of characters they have to express their opinions. But as a result, users get straight to the point. As a result, it is easy to start quick tweets one after the other.
In 2018 Congress asked the CEO of Twitter why it took five hours to delete a tweet. The tweet was abusive and targeted Meghan McCain. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has vowed to make Twitter more proactive towards these types of tweets.
After that promise, Twitter actually created algorithms to crack down on these types of tweets. As a result, Twitter found these abusive tweets 50% faster than users can find them.
Twitter is not inherently more toxic than other social media platforms. But, because of its ease of use and how easy it is to express what you think, it is easy for it to become that. Unfortunately, people can easily corrupt anything.
Twitter has not given a timeline for the rollout of this feature. However, once Safe Mode is rolled out, it will help make Twitter a lot safer for its users.