Twitter’s new troll filtering might actually prevent more abuse than any ban


Twitter has put its trolls on notice.

On Tuesday, Twitter released promising preliminary results from a test of its new proactive troll filtering tactic. It wanted to see if filtering (but not deleting) content from accounts that exhibited “trolling behavior” could make Twitter more of a platform for conversation and sharing, less an adversarial cesspool. 

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Today we are introducing new behavior-based signals into how Tweets are organized and presented in areas like conversations and search

This is to improve the health of the conversation and improve everyone’s Twitter experience.

— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) May 15, 2018 Read more…

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