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Twitter to reduce visibility of disruptive, negative accounts


If an account is exhibiting many of these signals of bad behaviour, its responses to other users’ popular tweets may remain hidden behind a “show more replies” button. — Bloomberg

If an account is exhibiting many of these signals of bad behaviour, its responses to other users’ popular tweets may remain hidden behind a “show more replies” button. — Bloomberg

Twitter Inc is taking another step to reduce the amount of harmful content on its site, this time expanding the effort beyond users who explicitly break the social network’s rules. 

The company says there is a small number of Twitter accounts with a highly negative effect on other users’ experience on the app. These accounts may be spreading spam messages, commenting in abusive or disruptive ways, or trying to game the formula for search results, promoting irrelevant content. 

   

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