Twitter will currently prompt clients to audit and reexamine “potentially harmful or offensive” replies. The online media platform, which has regularly confronted analysis over harmful client conduct, tried the component a year ago.
Twitter said the tests showed that the prompts reduced offensive replies. On Wednesday, the company said it would roll the prompts out to English language accounts using Twitter on Apple and Android.
In a blog post, Twitter said they had found that prompts led 34% of people to revise their initial reply or to decide against sending their reply at all.
Users composed, on average, 11% fewer offensive replies after being prompted for the first time, Twitter said.
They were also less likely to receive offensive and harmful replies back.
You had feedback about prompts to revise a reply so we made updates:— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 10, 2020
▪️ If you see a prompt, it’ll include more info on why you received it
▪️ We've improved how we consider the context of the conversation before showing a prompt
This is now testing on Android, iOS, and web. pic.twitter.com/rxdttI1zK2