Twitter updates its users on its efforts in controlling the social media site. By strengthening its general system code and expanding its hateful conduct policy, the firm is taking major steps to combat unpleasant tweets. In addition, Twitter unveils its new transparency center. That is one of the most important takeaways from the company’s most recent transparency report, which was released on Wednesday.
The hashtag system on Twitter makes it a popular social media site. Since its systems automatically connect people who debate the same issue, the app has the fastest information network. It assists a large number of users in locating their own “crowd” or audience. Regrettably, the same method is being utilized to manufacture “hateful” social media content that is quickly spreading across the internet.
The social media behemoth is known for its “toxic community.” Hate postings, bogus news, and offensive content are frequently circulated on social media. With these new upgrades, Twitter moderators have finally taken action against these obnoxious characters.
A Total Of 964,000 Twitter Accounts Were Flagged for Abusive Content in 2020
Twitter claims to have taken action against 964,459 accounts for abusive behavior between July 1st and December 31st, 2020. That’s a 142 percent rise over the first six months of 2020. The company also eliminated more hostile content during the same time period.
In that regard, the company claims to have taken action against 1,126,990 accounts, a 77 percent increase from the 635,415 accounts reprimanded in the first half of 2020.
Twitter announced that their hateful behavior policy had been expanded to include tweets that:
- Incite fear and/ fearful stereotypes
- Prohibit language that dehumanizes others based on race, ethnicity, or national origin
- Pertain to abuse and harassment
- Pertain to child sexual exploitation
- Pertain to non-consensual nudity
- Pertain to Terrorism and Violent Extremism
- Pertain to Civic Integrity
- Promote Suicide and Self-Harm
Twitter System Developments
Twitter stated that many of its ban implementations are carried out using “better technology.” The company used automated moderation tools to monitor 65 percent of abusive tweets and behavior on the social media platform.
The new system has not been well received by many. The Twitter detection mechanism, according to YouTuber Upper Echelon, is “absolutely pathetic,” perma-banning incorrect people for unjustifiable grounds. Three people’s accounts were terminated, he said, for citing “all men must die,” a famous movie line from the hit series “Game of Thrones.”
While the company has made system improvements, it is arguable whether these changes are beneficial to Twitter users or damaging.
Twitter Removes Fleets
The loss of the Fleets function is another highlight of Twitter’s updates.
Ephemeral tweets, which expire after 24 hours, were introduced by Twitter in 2020. This could be compared to Facebook’s “Stories.”
Because it was unable to attract additional users to its platform, the app discontinued the feature. The social media network failed to attract new users, particularly when compared to competitors such as Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok.
Most Twitter users are surprised to learn that fleets have been removed from the platform. On the platform, the feature lasted for eight months. Despite the fact that it appears to have failed to achieve its goal, some users have liked including fleets in their profiles.
Twitter’s platform is undergoing significant changes. Users are waiting to see how these changes will affect their Twitter experience.