November 8, 2022
Twitter offensive direct messages

Twitter Announces Test to Flag and Hide Offensive Direct Messages

Twitter has announced it will run a test to detect and hide offensive direct messages but recipients will still be able to retrieve them…

Twitter announced via its Support Team it will conduct a test to filter direct messages containing “offensive content.” Any messages appearing in the “Message requests” folder which include abusive or inappropriate language will automatically be placed in “Additional messages.”

Twitter Offensive Direct Message Handling Test Announced

Twitter says although the flagged messages will automatically be relocated to another section, users can still opt to read them. Or, people can simply delete any messages flagged by the system. Messages marked suspicious by Twitter will read, “This message is hidden because it may contain offensive content.”

The test comes about a month after the social microblog revised its rules governing how it deals with hate speech which targets religions.

Back in April, Twitter also ran a reply moderation test which allowed users to hide replies to their tweets.

The company continues to take action to make it more congenial platform.

Ashley Lipman

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