Twitter Extends Safety Mode Test to Much Larger User Group

The feature temporarily blocks accounts for 7 days for using potentially harmful language

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Twitter expanded its beta-test of Safety Mode, which kicked off last September, adding more users from English-speaking markets including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.

The social network said roughly 750 users were part of the initial test group, which is now being upsized in a big way to approximately one-half of users in the markets listed above, randomly chosen.

Twitter is still determining how users in the test group can give it feedback directly via its application, and it has not yet set plans to roll out Safety Mode globally.

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.




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