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Twitter has rolled out another feature that aims to reduce spam and misinformation. Add suspicious bots, malicious links, and spammy hash tags to the “suspicious or spam” category select when you report breach of the Terms of Service.
Twitter official security account published news about early Wednesday afternoon function:
“The new reporting flow allows us to gather more detailed information so we can identify and remove spam more effectively,” told a Twitter spokesman for Verge. “With more information to review, we add more resources to our review processes.”
This is a positive, if delayed, change. There are undoubtedly automated bot accounts that play a role in enhancing some of the worst behaviors on the spot – just look at the sprawling semi-controversy that appeared in the scene above Star Wars: The Last Jedi .  However, it is far from clear that bots play somewhere near such an important role in the site’s self-taught dysfunction as opposed to saying its well-documented reluctance to pursue its own policy against harassment and hate speech. And whoever has spent more than even a short time on the site can confirm that some users are blaming charges that someone who does not agree with them is a “bot” back and forth by nauseam. “You’re a bot!” “No, you’re a cure!” “No, you’re a cure!” “Blocked and reported, fine.” “Oh, the boat blocked me.”) So this is likely to mean a drop in the bucket, regardless of whether Twitter suddenly becomes more diligent with its moderation in the future.
Twitter has, in any case, long been trying to control animals raging inside their platform by making minor adjustments around the margins like this, while more dramatic changes that the pipeline has fled to be rid of has become modest. At least for today this is what you get. You’re fine, you.