Twitter’s ‘Safety Mode’ aims to reduce harmful language, spam

Twitter on Wednesday said it is trialing a new feature called “Safety Mode” that automatically blocks accounts sending harmful or unwanted tweets.

TwitterAnnounced in a post to the company’s blog, “Safety Mode” temporarily blocks accounts determined to be using harmful language or sending repetitive and uninvited replies.The system considers a tweet’s content and the relationship between an author and replier to assess the “likelihood of a negative engagement.” If the tweet or response is deemed to fall outside of “Safety Mode’s parameters, the account responsible for the post will be blocked for seven days.

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