On Wednesday, Twitter (TWTR.N) said that it will start testing some new abilities in early 2020 that would let users set a limit on how many replies they may make. To reduce the amount of abuse and harassment on Twitter, it will give users the ability to decide who may reply to their tweets.
Since 2018, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has pledged to improve the state of public discourse. Social media firms are under pressure to address harassment on their platforms, which typically takes the form of uninvited comments directed at women and minorities. Tweeted by TwitterComms
Twitter will Experiment with Reply Limits to Lower Online Abuse
“By giving them greater control over the discussions they start, we hope to make people feel more secure engaging in the online discussion on Twitter. In the first few months of 2020, we’ll be experimenting with several possibilities for who may react to Tweets.
As a move towards clearing out offensive content and creating a more user-friendly social media platform, the firm introduced a function last year that allows users to hide specific comments on their tweets.
The business has opened the plans to regulate comments during the yearly CES tech convention, according to reports from various tech media, including TechCrunch and The Verge.
Users may select between four alternative options, as indicated by the firm in a presentation at the conference: Global, where everyone can react; Group, where only the user-specified persons might answer; Private, where only the user can reply; and Only the people listed in a tweet may react, and no one may reply to any tweets, according to the Panel and Statement.