Twitter is to test sending prompts to users who may be using “offensive or hurtful language” in their replies. Users will be told if the language in their tweet is similar to that used in posts that have been reported when they hit “send”.
Twitter to Prompt Potential Rule Breakers
The decision on whether to send a prompt will be based around the social network’s current policies banning slurs, racist or sexist tropes, and degrading content. Sunita Saligram, Twitter’s global head of site policy for trust and safety, told Reuters:
We’re trying to encourage people to rethink their behavior and rethink their language before posting because they often are in the heat of the moment and they might say something they regret.