by Penka Arsova
Twitter is again testing a feature that warns users if what they’re about to post contains hateful or offensive language.
The feature was originally introduced in May 2020 as part of the company’s efforts to curb hate speech on the platform. It involves sending users a pop-up warning message after they click the “send” button. The message tells them their post features an offensive remark and urges them to revise it.
“You can revise this,” the message read. “To keep Twitter safe and open, we’re asking people if they want to revise their replies that were detected as potentially harmful or offensive.”
The company said that its system flags tweets based on what was previously reported as offensive content. Twitter argued that the feature was a good idea because people don’t make the best decision in “the heat of the moment.”