Twitter Adds More Safety Features To Combat Trolls


Twitter has announced new tools to combat trolls and improve safety.

Following changes released in November, Twitter is making three new updates to the platform.

The first is an effort to stop the creation of new abusive accounts, by better identifying people who create harmful accounts and permanently suspending them.

This is centred around those that are created “only to abuse and harass others.”

Twitter is also working on a “safe search” option, that removes harmful and sensitive tweets from muted or blocked accounts from the search results.


The third change is that the social media platform will begin identifying and collapsing potentially abusive and low-quality replies to tweets, a change that will be rolling out over the coming weeks.

Last week, Twitter also introduced an improved way to report abusive tweets.

Speaking about the changes, the tech company said: “Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus. We stand for freedom of expression and people being able to see all sides of any topic.

“That’s put in jeopardy when abuse and harassment stifle and silence those voices. We won’t tolerate it and we’re launching new efforts to stop it.”

Find out more about the changes here.