February 28, 2021
Twitter automatic abusive tweet removal

Twitter Claims it Automatically Removes more than Half of Abusive Tweets before Users Report Them

Twitter states it now takes down over half of abusive tweets automatically before being reported by users but it’s still struggling in key areas…

Twitter says it deletes over 50 percent of tweets classified as abusive automatically before users report their existence. 

Twitter Automatic Abusive Tweet Removal Now Accounts for Over Half of Actions

Twitter further states is automated flagging system has expanded from 38 percent from the previous quarter to 43 percent in the most recent quarter.

The moderation numbers come as part of the company’s latest earnings report. During the third quarter, Twitter added 6 million new daily users, bringing the platform up to 145 million day users. This, in comparison to 124 million this time last year and 139 million the previous quarter.

To put these numbers in context, Snapchat now claims 210 million daily users, while Instagram boasts 500 million people using its Stories format every day. (Facebook remains far away the leader with a total of approximately 1.58 billion daily users and 2.4 monthly active users.)

Twitter’s stock sank due to its earnings report but did manage to turn a profit again. While the share price went down almost 20 percent yesterday, it did reach $44 million. However, that’s markedly smaller than the $92 million in Q3 2018.

Its revenue of $824 million came in near the bottom of the company’s projections.

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