Twitter’s New Anti-Abuse Tool “Quality Filtering” Rolling Out To Verified iOS Users
Verified users on iOS will soon be seeing "Quality Filtering", a new tool from Twitter that targets spam, abuse and threats.
It was just over a month ago when Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, stated “We suck at dealing with abuse & trolls” in an internal memo. Since then there has been an undertaking to make Twitter a better place quickly. A new feature was spotted in the wild last night by techie Anil Dash that aims to quiet any abuse before it can happen:
Well, that's an interesting & welcome addition, Twitter! (Was prompted about this on opening the app.) pic.twitter.com/Ka2VDvqwNf
— Anil Dash (@anildash) March 23, 2015
The new quality filtering tool will remove Tweets and notifications from user timelines if they are deemed to contain threats, offensive/abusive language or are spam. According to TechCrunch this feature is currently rolling out to verified users who are using iOS.
This new feature may not only help curtail abuse and spam, but the declining monthly active user issue that Twitter has been facing. By creating a safer environment (much like Facebook worked on last year) more users may feel more comfortable on the service.