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Twitter Unveils 'Quality Filter' to Help Combat Bullying

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By    |   Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 04:14 PM

Twitter said Thursday it will release a "quality filter" that all users will be able to use on their accounts to block harassing content.

According to The Hill, the filter has been available for some users. The social media giant, which has roughly 313 million monthly active users, has come under fire for allowing people to be bullied and shamed by others on its platform.

The tool will allow users to block content directed at them from people they do not follow.

"Last year we began testing a quality filter setting and we're now rolling out a feature for everyone," Twitter said in a blog post about the news. "When turned on, the filter can improve the quality of Tweets you see by using a variety of signals, such as account origin and behavior. Turning it on filters lower-quality content, like duplicate Tweets or content that appears to be automated, from your notifications and other parts of your Twitter experience.

"It does not filter content from people you follow or accounts you've recently interacted with — and depending on your preferences, you can turn it on or off in your notifications settings."

Many people have been victimized over Twitter, a social network that allows users to write posts that are no more than 140 characters in length.

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Twitter said Thursday it will release a "quality filter" that all users will be able to use on their accounts to block harassing content.
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