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‘Want to review this?’: Twitter’s niceness prompts do alter behaviour, study finds

Social network uses algorithm to spot posts that appear aggressive, and asks users to be more considerate

Asking people to be nice on Twitter makes people nicer on Twitter, the company has announced, hailing the success of an experiment that prompts users to reconsider tweets that might be hurtful or offensive.

Since 2020, the social network has tried to encourage users to be more considerate of others, by algorithmically spotting posts that appear aggressive or mean-spirited and prompting users to consider whether they want to send them, asking: “Want to review this before tweeting?”

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