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Twitter May Block Account for Abusive Chats During Live Broadcasts

So when someone reports an abusive comment, Periscope randomly selects a few other viewers to review the comment to determine if it is spam, abuse or appears alright

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Twitter is getting tough on those who send abusive comments on its livestreaming platform Periscope as the microblogging site said it would suspend the accounts of such habitual offenders from August 10.

The company will enforce its Periscope Community Guidelines more aggressively by reviewing and suspending accounts of repeat offenders, TechCrunch reported on Saturday.

“As part of our ongoing effort to build a safer service, we are launching more aggressive enforcement of our guidelines related to chats sent during live broadcasts,” according to a Periscope blog post.

The Periscope Community Guidelines apply to all broadcasts on both Periscope and Twitter, the post added.

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Currently, Periscope’s comment moderation policy involves group moderation to determine if someone can continue chatting.

So when someone reports an abusive comment, Periscope randomly selects a few other viewers to review the comment to determine if it is spam, abuse or appears alright.

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“Starting on August 10, we will also review and suspend accounts for repeatedly sending chats that violate our guidelines. If you are in a broadcast and see a chat that may violate our guidelines, please report it,” the Periscope blog post said.

“We’re committed to making sure everyone feels safe, whether you’re broadcasting or just tuning in. Look out for more changes across policies, product, and enforcement as we continue to make both Periscope and Twitter safer,” it aded. (IANS)

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Twitterati Can Soon Clarify Tweets: CEO Jack Dorsey

Back in 2018, while visiting India for Twitter’s pre-election campaign, Dorsey was quizzed why Twitter does not have an edit button

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

While Twitterati are waiting for an “edit” feature, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said the micro-blogging platform is considering a “clarify” feature for its over 330 million users.

At a Goldman Sachs event in San Francisco on Thursday, Dorsey said he is considering a “clarify” feature that would allow users to add additional context to a tweet without changing the original content, 9to5Mac.com reported.

“One of the concepts we’re thinking about is clarifications… Kind of like retweet with comment… to add some context and some colour on what they might have tweeted, or what they might have meant,” Dorsey told the audience.

“By doing so you might imagine that the original tweet then would not have the sort of engagement around it. Like you wouldn’t be able to retweet the original tweet, for instance,” he added.

Earlier this month, Dorsey said Twitter is considering the possibility of adding support for editing tweets, but the original version of the tweet would still be viewable.

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“Maybe we can introduce a 5-30 seconds delay in the sending of a tweet and within that window, you can edit because the issue with going longer than that is it takes that real-time nature of the conversational flow out of it,” 9To5Mac quoted Dorsey as saying in a podcast interview.

Dorsey first addressed the possibility of adding an edit feature for tweets in December 2016, based on the Twitteratis’ suggestions.

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Back in 2018, while visiting India for Twitter’s pre-election campaign, Dorsey was quizzed why Twitter does not have an edit button.

To which, he said, “the reason Twitter does not have an ‘edit’ button is because people may change their opinions by editing the original tweet and then people who don’t agree with the original view, may have already retweeted the tweet, which is not an accurate representation of what they believe.” (IANS)