Twitter to launch Safety Mode

Twitter is set to launch a new “Safety Mode” feature to tackle online abuse.

Safety Mode will block accounts for seven days if it identifies them as sending abusive tweets.
The feature will also block repetitive and uninvited replies and will take the relationship between the Tweet author and the replier into account.

Users will be able to access information about the Tweets flagged via the Safety Mode feature and view the details of the temporarily blocked accounts at any time.

Accounts which users follow or frequently interact with will not be autoblocked.

The Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) found that 84 per cent of anti-Jewish posts were not acted upon in May and June on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

Twitter has been taking steps in recent months to clean up its platform; the social media giant said it was partnering with the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters to help identify credible information on the social media platform in July.

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