Twitter intensifies its fight against trolls


When we talk about the internet and social networks, it is impossible not to refer to the hate speech that sadly flies over the internet; And when we talk about trolls, we are not referring to the enemies of David the Gnome, but to undesirables who, often, protected by anonymity, use the projection capacity of social networks to spread offensive, degrading messages, to insult and, in short, to feed hatred between people.

Twitter, like other social networks and companies, actively fight to combat this hate speech, and although the new measures implemented do not tackle the root problem, as they do not eliminate their architects from the network, they do allow users to silence and hide these trolls from their feeds and notifications.


More filters to mute users

The social network Twitter has begun to deploy a new update that multiplies user options to mute other users. These are new filters that are in addition to those that the company added last March and that allow us to silence users that we do not follow, those who have a default profile photo or those who had not confirmed their email. or your phone number on the social network.

These new filters will be available from now on in the Twitter applications for iOS and Android devices, and also in the web version, however, do not be surprised if they still do not appear, they will do so in a matter of hours.

To activate any of these new filters, or all of them, you simply have to follow the route Settings and privacy? Notifications? Advanced filters and activate the slider corresponding to any of the filters.


Thus, now we have six filters in total, and we can enable all or only some of them, however, you should also keep in mind that Hate speech may not be the only thing you silence Well, by enabling all the options, you may make it difficult for someone interesting to contact you, that is, not all users who do not confirm their phone number have to be trolls.

For the moment, Twitter has not shared details about the operation of these filtersFor example, how long does it take for the filter "With a new account" to stop affecting the new user? However, the company defends itself by claiming that in case of sharing too many details, some users could try to circumvent the system.

Do you think the measures taken by Twitter are correct? Will they help in the fight against hate speech on social media?

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