Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Twitter now lets you auto-mute eggs and other sketchy accounts

Twitter is rolling out several new features this week aimed at reducing abuse and harassment, following up on changes introduced a few weeks ago. More than just making it easier to report abuse, it’s trying to make sure you don’t see it in the first place. That starts with leveraging AI. For example, if Twitter sees an account is constantly tweeting at non-followers without solicitation or is “engaging in patterns of abusive behavior,” it will make its tweets only visible to followers. In other words, trolls can still say troll-y things to their troll-tastic friends, but Twitter will try to stop providing them with a…

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