Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) stated on Wednesday it is going to check new options early this yr that might enable customers to regulate who can reply to their tweets because it appears to be like to restrict abuse and harassment on the platform.
Social media corporations are beneath stress to deal with harassment on their websites, which frequently happens in unsolicited replies focusing on girls and minorities, and Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey has promised since 2018 to extend the “well being” of public dialog.
“We wish to assist individuals really feel protected collaborating within the dialog on Twitter by giving them extra management over the conversations they begin,” the San Francisco-primarily based firm mentioned in a tweet.
The corporation had launched a function late last year, permitting customers to cover sure replies on their tweets as part of its efforts to scrub up abusive content material and make the social media platform extra person-pleasant.
In a presentation on the annual CES tech convention, the corporate laid out plans, based on reviews by a number of tech media, together with The Verge and TechCrunch.
In accordance with the presentation, customers will have the ability to select four totally different settings for replies: International, which might permit anybody to reply, Group, which might permit replies from individuals a consumer adopted or talked about; Panel, or individuals talked about in a tweet, and Statement, or no replies in any respect.