Periscope Now Lets Users Moderate Comments During Broadcasts
With this update, when users see inappropriate comments, they can flag them as abuse or spam.
Periscope has launched the ability to moderate comments during broadcasts. Now, when users see inappropriate comments, they can flag them as abuse or spam. After they flag a comment, the application will randomly select a few viewers and ask them to vote on whether the comment was spam, abuse or OK. Periscope said the system may also identify “commonly reported phrases.”
Once a vote has taken place, if the majority of voters found the comment offensive, the poster will be notified that their ability to chat in the stream has been temporarily disabled.