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Twitter Introduces Quality Filter To Tackle Online Abuse

By piranha

30th August 2016

Have you ever experienced abuse on social media platforms like Twitter? The unfortunate truth is that many of us have at some point or other. The company is more than aware of this problem which is why they are trying to take extra steps to protect users.

In its latest attempt to tackle these online trolls, the company has rolled out two new features which give users more control over who they speak to and interact with on the platform.

The first one is a quality filter, which will identify posts that could be seen as abusive or spammy using a carefully structured algorithm.

In a blog post, Twitter said; “When turned on, the filter can improve the quality of Tweets you see by using a variety of signals, such as account origin and behaviour. Turning it on filters lower-quality content, like duplicate Tweets or content that appears to be automated, from your notifications and other parts of your Twitter experience.”

“It does not filter content from people you follow or accounts you’ve recently interacted with – and depending on your preferences, you can turn it on or off in your notifications settings.”

They have also introduced new notification settings, which gives you the option to choose how many mentions, retweets and interactions you receive on both desktop and mobile versions of Twitter. This will hopefully clean up your News Feed and make it easier to see the content that you are actually interested in.

Another plus is that the two features are really easy to set up! All you need to do is go to the notifications tab where you will be able to turn on the quality filter and change your notification settings.

There is no obligation to use these if you don’t want to, and you can always turn them on or off at a later date.

One thing that Twitter has made clear is that this will be a learning curve for them. They want to observe how it is being used and the response it gets from users, before making improvements.

Will you be switching on the new features on your personal or business account? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter!

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