Friday August 26, 2016

Twitter Working On A Keyword Tool To Combat Harassment

Why does Twitter always take such a lame approach to everything? By that I mean, what ever happened to actually acting on reports and complaints? Will this keyword filtering system know the difference between friendly cussing between friends and hateful cussing from trolls? Are your friends tweets blocked if they contain a word you've blocked?

Twitter has been weighing the new feature for "about a year," Bloomberg claims, and would "screen out" any keyword specified by the user, including swear words and racial slurs. Instagram introduced a similar feature for photo and video comments last month, giving people word filters and the ability to turn off comments entirely.