Twitter is a place that can be wonderful when everything goes right, but it can certainly go wrong and the company has a long and notorious history with trolls. The company though is attempting to fix its image with a new set of updates.
The changes are aimed at weeding out repeat offenders, identifying problem users who have been ‘permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts’, though how Twitter will achieve this hasn’t been outlined. There’s also a new ‘safe search’ that will remove tweets which contain ‘potentially sensitive content’ or are from any accounts you’ve blocked or muted.
Lastly, Twitter says they’ve been working on technology which will identify and collapse ‘potentially abusive and low-quality replies’. That will look something like this:
Twitter says they’ll be rolling out more changes in the future to better combat the issues of trolls on their service. They’re listening, so if you have an issue reach out and let them know your thoughts.