Twitter to test filter for offensive messages

Twitter has announced that it will test a filter that will hide offensive or unwanted messages in your inbox.

“Unwanted messages aren’t fun. So we’re testing a filter in your DM requests to keep those out of sight, out of mind,” the company tweeted.

Up until now, Twitter has offered a quality filter that, if enabled, sorts all new message requests into their own folder, and does not display “low-quality messages” at all unless you disable the quality filter.

Now, offensive DMs will still show, but the content will be hidden and replaced by: “This message is hidden because it may contain offensive content.”

This will allow users to choose whether to read a message if they recognise the user, or to ignore it.

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Twitter to test filter for offensive messages