Twitter Introduces New Safety Mode That Autoblocks Abusive Accounts
The microblogging site Twitter is launching a new feature called Safety Mode that will temporarily autoblock accounts sending harmful or abusive tweets to you.
“Safety Mode is a feature that temporarily blocks accounts for seven days for using potentially harmful language — such as insults or hateful remarks — or sending repetitive and uninvited replies or mentions. When the feature is turned on in your Settings, our systems will assess the likelihood of a negative engagement by considering both the Tweet’s content and the relationship between the Tweet author and replier. Our technology takes existing relationships into account, so accounts you follow or frequently interact with will not be auto blocked.”
Now testing: Safety Mode to help reduce disruptive interactions on Twitter.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 1, 2021
Automatically block accounts that add unwelcome replies, Quote Tweets, and mentions to your convos. If you're in the test, you can turn on Safety Mode in your "Privacy and safety" settings. https://t.co/n6zlO6fhK3
This is Twitter’s latest feature that attempts to reduce abuse on the platform.