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Want To Send A Mean Tweet? Twitter's New Feature Wants You To Think Again

Added 05-06-21 07:07:02am EST - “Twitter released a new feature that detects potentially offensive replies on its service and asks users to review a message before sending.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Want To Send A Mean Tweet? Twitter's New Feature Wants You To Think Again”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Twitter on Wednesday announced it's released a feature that detects "mean" replies on its service before a user presses send. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

Twitter on Wednesday announced it's released a feature that detects "mean" replies on its service before a user presses send.

The tech company on Wednesday announced it has released a feature that detects "mean" replies on its service before a user presses send. When a not-very-nice tweet is detected, an automatic prompt reads, "Want to review this before Tweeting?" The user is presented with three choices: tweet, edit, or delete.

This feature, which launched Wednesday, will initially be enabled on accounts with English-language settings. It's unclear when other languages will be added.

Twitter says after a year of tests with the add-on, users were sending fewer offensive replies across the service.

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