Twitter Begins Test of Safety Mode

When activated, accounts that use potentially harmful language or send unwanted replies and mentions are auto-blocked for 7 days


Twitter began testing a new Safety Mode option last week with a “small feedback group” of English-language users on Android, iOS and the web.

Safety Mode 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 a Twitter user turns Safety Mode on in their settings, the social network’s systems will determine the likelihood of a negative engagement by analyzing the content of the tweet and the relationship between the author and replier.

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