(PoliticalLookout.Com)- Twitter has already enacted extremely strict guidelines that stop people from posting or commenting about issues considered sensitive or offensive. Now, the social media giant is going one further and encouraging you to think again before posting something that might get you in trouble.
Reports suggest that Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that will let you know if your post may offend others, or may break Twitter’s excessively restrictive rules.
“When things get heated, you may say things you don’t mean,” the Twitter official support account said on Tuesday in a tweet. “To let you rethink a reply, we’re running a limited experiment on iOS with a prompt that gives you the option to revise your reply before it’s published if it uses language that could be harmful.”
When things get heated, you may say things you don’t mean. To let you rethink a reply, we’re running a limited experiment on iOS with a prompt that gives you the option to revise your reply before it’s published if it uses language that could be harmful.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 5, 2020
Twitter expanded on the policy in a statement to Reuters, explaining how they want users to think more carefully about what they say on the platform.
“We’re trying to encourage people to rethink their behavior and rethink their language before posting because they often are in the heat of the moment and they might say something they regret,” Twitter’s chief of site policy Sunita Saligram explained.
The social media network is known for its willingness to ban users who espouse conservative views, or other ideas they deem to be inappropriate. In February, Twitter banned market news website ZeroHedge from its platform for sharing content that suggested the Chinese coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan.
In recent weeks, the federal government has indicated that evidence suggests the virus did in fact leak from a Chinese virology lab.
Project Veritas, a conservative organization that goes undercover to report on issues just like this, exposed Twitter for trying to silence conservatives and people its chief execs didn’t like. In an undercover video, Olinda Hassan, the platform’s policy manager at the time, said they were working on a system that would “get the sh*tty people not to show up.”
Kinda sounds like Twitter is banning pre-crimes, doesn’t it?