Twitter recently announced that they will begin adjusting the visibility of posts created by users who are displaying consistently negative or problematic behavior on the platform. The goal of these changes is to promote healthier and more positive conversations. Also, if Twitter feels that you are attempting to bypass the new system, they will still reduce the visibility of your posts. They will detect behaviors in various ways, including the amount of tweets you post directed towards accounts you do not follow, your association with other problematic accounts, the amount of accounts who have blocked you, and whether or not you have multiple accounts. These changes are in response to the amount of scams that have been occurring on the site, as well as cases of identity theft.

 

Overall, the company feels that this new system is a step in the right direction towards creating a better platform and to reduce the amount of abuse reports on the website. It will also reduce the amount of scams, which typically utilize multiple accounts, as well as abusive and offensive tweets. The behavior filters will be optional for users. They will automatically be turned on but users will have the option to view filtered information, if they wish. They are very optimistic about the potential of this new filtering system. However, they are aware of the fact that they will have to work diligently to keep up with the issues that currently occur on the platform and that this will not be an easy problem to solve. They view these changes as a step in the right direction but not as a be-all-end-all solution that will address all of their concerns.