Why Can’t Twitter Do What Instagram Just Did About Anti-harassment Tool?

It’s a good news for Instagram users that Instagram is now offering a new tool which auto detect abusive words in comments and block it. It...

It’s a good news for Instagram users that Instagram is now offering a new tool which auto detect abusive words in comments and block it. It’s a good and smart way to deal with harassment via social media. It’s also makes us wonder why other major social networking site like twitter aren’t developing these types of tools. Because, twitter is the social media in which the most number of abusive words are being used by users.

Nowadays, harassment as well as hate speech is a serious problem on social media and Internet as well. We all are optimized with the social media to enable mob-style abuse. And it also happens into Instagram. We have just remember that Justin Bieber recently shut down his Instagram account because to face such harassment and mob-style abuse. Bieber is just uploaded fresh click with her new girlfriend Sofia Richie and people just flooded with the hateful comments. These types of the incidents occurs into Instagram and these is just a simple example. There are lot more lacs of example of harassment of celebrities and people also already occurred and which was full of hateful comments.


All major social networks always offer recourse to take action only when familiar personalities or celebrities involved. But Instagram is just offered a new tool which also offers to hide bad words or inappropriate comments. Instagram is now making this tools on such a wider scale so that maximum number of users can use. Instagram also created own list of abusive words to block comments by default. If any words which will be commented and it is in the Instagram abusive word’s dictionary that it will automatically be deleted.
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Now its good thing for social media users to get these types of tools to reduce harassment. Now it’s time for twitter also to develop its own abusive words dictionary and auto delete tweets. Because Twitter is the only social media in which most number of abusive words are used. Actually, twitter already rolled-out anti-harassment tools which include Quality Filter. You can also get limit @ - replies.

Actually twitter is just think differently from other social media. Because twitter is well-known for its public and unedited messaging. And for this reason twitter was the most successful social media. And now twitter is struggling to maintain its popularity because of abusive languages used in tweets. If twitter changes the way to tweets and be strict then it might lose its popularity and uniqueness for what twitter is developed. But twitter is thinking on it because some changes are unavoidable. As per people’s mentality some one’s political speech can be another’s call for violence and abusiveness.

Instagram doesn’t have a same thoughts. It is a parent company like Facebook. Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom said : “To empower each user and individuals, we must promote a culture where each and every user feels safe to be themselves without any kind of harassment, criticism and abusive words”. He also said that it is the responsibility of the Instagram not only his. And he is right because using social media and feeling safe must be the responsibility of all other major social media sites.

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