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Twitter says it will start suspending Periscope accounts that make repeated, abusive comments



As part of its efforts to offend abuse and spam across the network, Twitter announced that it elaborates a new policy for those who make strenuous remarks in the comments of a Periscope live broadcast.

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In a blog post, Twitter explained that it will start to become more aggressive in enforcing its periscope community guidelines and will begin to monitor and suspend accounts of repeaters.

As mentioned by TechCrunch Periscope's moderation policy consists of "group moderation." This means that when a viewer comments on "abuse, spam or something else", Periscope randomly selects a handful of other users to determine if a comment actually qualifies as one of those things. If most people agree that the reported comment is spam or abuse, the comment is suspended.

Earlier this suspension would only apply to the broadcast as they made the annoying remark. Thus, they could go to other broadcasts and continue to make erroneous comments. As of August 10, Twitter says that it will "review and suspend accounts for repeated violation of the policy."

This change is coming, says Twitter, as it seems to create a "safe experience for broadcasters and users," and encourages everyone to join the conversation:

Chat on live video should be a safe experience for both broadcasters and viewers, so everyone has the power to participate in the conversation without fear of abuse. Periscope's Community Guidelines apply to all broadcasts on both Periscope and Twitter.

As part of our ongoing efforts to build a safer service, we launch more aggressive enforcement of our policies related to conversations sent during live broadcasts.

More Information about the changes can be found in Periscope's blog post on Medium.

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