Twitter is serious about addressing the cyber bullying.
The social media platform is currently testing a new feature called ‘Safety Mode’ to address the much needed support to deal with online bulling.
This comes after a number of people including soccer fraternity, specially in Premier League were soccer players of colour have been faced with a barrage of online harassment from the platform.
According to TechCrunch the new feature provide a temporary line of defence between an account and the waves of toxic invective that Twitter is notorious for. The publication says ‘Safety Mode’ can be enabled from the settings menu, which toggles on an algorithmic screening process that filters out potential abuse that lasts for seven days.
Twitter Product Lead Jarrod Doherty said, “Our goal is to better protect the individual on the receiving end of Tweets by reducing the prevalence and visibility of harmful remarks.”
How will the ‘Safety Mode’ work?
Twitter’s algorithmic approach assesses a tweet’s content — hateful language, repetitive, unreciprocated mentions — as well as the relationship between an account and the accounts replying.
The new feature is not available yet, Twitter will rollout once is ready. ‘Safety Mode’ will first be available to what Twitter describes as a “small feedback group” of about 1,000 English language users.