Twitter overcomes abuse and harassment

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany, Twitter unsealed the documents Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, for its planned initial public offering of stock and says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)

To overcome the abuse in Twitter the company announced new tools specially aimed to tackle harassment. Stopping short of strong features to ban or otherwise punish users who harass or abuse other users on the platform, the two new features allow users to limit the accounts from which they receive notifications.
The first lets users limit notifications both on desktop and mobile to the accounts which they follow.

The official statement in the blog of the popular microblogging platform also informed the users about the brand new quality filter: “The filter can improve the quality of Tweets you see by using a variety of signals, such as account origin and behavior. Turning it on filters lower-quality content, like duplicate Tweets or content that appears to be automated, from your notifications and other parts of your Twitter experience. It does not filter content from people you follow or accounts you’ve recently interacted with – and depending on your preferences, you can turn it on or off in your notifications settings.”


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