Twitter, in an effort to combat violent comments on Periscope, its video streaming platform, provides users with new tools to deal with abusers and others who violate Periscope's guidelines. Instead of trying to rely solely on algorithms or personal staff, Twitter has decided to allow community members to monitor and police Periscope's lively chat rooms.
In addition to allowing chat moderators to ban people from live chat rooms, Twitter will soon begin to suspend and permanently ban accounts that violate company policies. While Periscope's current rules allow chat moderators to prohibit some users from a chat room, they do not allow to throw them out of the platform. If someone is banned from a chat room, they can simply go to another chat room and harass a new set of users.
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We are committed to ensuring that everyone is comfortable watching live video, whether you submit or adjust. To create a safer conversation, we & # 39; Re launches more aggressive enforcement of our guidelines. https://t.co/dQdtnxCfx6
— Periscope (@PeriscopeCo) July 27, 2018
This feature makes sense in regards to Twitter's previous harassment issues, such as when actor Leslie Jones was driven by the troll platform. However, the announcement was met with mixed reviews by Twitter's community. Many users praised Twitter to take action against abusers and trolls, but some were concerned that community self-government could only make room for a new form of harassment. In this case, some people are worried that people might just start reporting all those disagree with using Periscope's new rules as a means of eliminating disagreement or just as a new way of trolling.
What do you want to do to fight over reporting just to harm broadcasters? I can see that many good viewers are reported just because … this should be in the hands of the broadcaster or just someone assigned by the broadcaster. Also, pls replace block for ban.
– AngelsPiano (@Angels_Piano) July 27, 2018
However, the majority of the answers on Periscope's tweet were positive and expressed optimism regarding the upcoming changes.
Thank you. Mobbing and insulting comments to an extent take away from the positive experience of the viewer and the broadcaster.
– Lauren (@thegingerme) July 27, 2018
Excellent news! It would also be good if we as the broadcaster also had the opportunity to REPORT comments to our own extent instead of just the ability to block. From now on, only viewers have the opportunity to report.
– Jamie G. (@ Jamie_G13) July 27, 2018