Twitter is adding new options to its reporting process for tweets that share personal information, adding much more specific fields that users can highlight when submitting reports.
Now when a tweet containing private information is reported, users will be taken to an additional menu that will allow them to specify whether the tweet contains contact information, a residential address or physical location, financial information, or images or identification numbers. The new feature should be released today on the web and mobile versions of Twitter.
We want to move faster in reviewing reported tweets that share personal information. Starting today, you can tell us more about the Tweet you are reporting. pic.twitter.com/quJ2jqlYIt
– Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) March 7, 2019
While it’s certainly helpful for Twitter to allow users to be more specific in highlighting problematic tweets, the new system, much like a similar update last October that offered more detailed options for reporting bots or fake accounts, is still unclear what. (if there is anything). ) happens at the end of things Twitter when you receive the report. Will tweets with more specific flags be more likely to be deleted or deleted? Twitter hasn’t said, though the company now indicates on the site when the tweets were removed due to violations of site rules.
However, despite the fact that Twitter continues to fight to maintain the balance between freedom of speech and harassment, it is good that the company continues to implement new tools that will help address the issues that still plague the platform.