Twitter updates offensive tweet warnings, accepts that you like to swear at your friends

Twitter updates offensive tweet warnings, accepts that you like to swear at your friends


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Twitter is updating its “be nice, think twice” system that prompts users to reconsider when they’re about to tweet a “potentially harmful or offensive” reply. The upgraded feature is now better at spotting “strong language,” claims Twitter; is more aware of vocabulary that has been “reclaimed by underrepresented communities” and is used in non-harmful ways; and also now takes into account your relationship with the person you’re messaging.

In other words, if you’re tweeting at a mutual who you interact with regularly, Twitter will assume “there’s a higher likelihood [you] have a better understanding of preferred tone of communication” andnot show you a prompt. So, you can call your friend a **** or a ****-**** or even a ****-******* son…

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