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Twitter introduces the Safety Mode against the Online Harassment. It’s a feature that temporarily blocks accounts for seven days for using potentially harmful language or sending repetitive and uninvited replies or mentions
Twitter introduces the “Safety Mode” to counter the online harassment on the social network. The cybersecurity experts rolled out the feature to a small feedback group on iOS, Android, and Twitter.com, beginning with English-language settings accounts. Then, they will extend on all the users if the test will be successful. According to a company blog post, it’s a feature that temporarily blocks accounts for seven days for using potentially harmful language — such as insults or hateful remarks — or sending repetitive and uninvited replies or mentions. When the it is turned on, Twitter’s systems will assess the likelihood of a negative engagement by considering both the Tweet’s content and the relationship between the Tweet author and replier. Furthermore, the technology takes existing relationships into account, so accounts user follows or frequently interacts with will not be autoblocked. However, autoblocks can be seen and undone at any time in the Settings.