Twitter Warns Users of Profiles with "Potentially Sensitive Content"

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    They might as well block them all, since 99% of Twitter profiles include content that may give someone a hissy fit. Users have always had the option of marking themselves as someone who tweets sensitive content, but Twitter seems to be taking an active role with this feature in their effort to enforce safety and curb abuse.

    Twitter confirmed it’s testing a new feature that flags users’ profiles as potentially including “sensitive content.” When you click on one of these profiles from a link on Twitter, or if you visit the profile’s web page directly, you won’t be immediately shown the users’ tweets. Instead, a warning message displays, reading “Caution: This profile may include sensitive content.” When you click a link to the profile on Twitter, the message appears in a pop-up window. And if you visit the profile directly, the warning message is all that displays until you agree to view the content by clicking the “Yes, view profile” button.
     
  2. Simmonz

    Simmonz 2[H]4U

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    Wow we have some weak people in this world. Can't even handle 144 characters without a panic attack or being triggered.
     
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  3. The King of Pants

    The King of Pants [H]ard|Gawd

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    Twitter is a dying platform. Between this and all of the other throttling systems they've been adding for the last 2 years, it's virtually impossible to have a conversation on the platform, let alone see tweets from people you follow. Twitter is barely even usable as a marketing platform, because you can end up throttled if the "wrong people" follow/retweet you.


    I don't think it's a coincidence that this shareholder lawsuit is focused on February 2015. That's when all of this bullshit censorship started and Twitter ceased to be a reliable communication platform.

    It's only a matter of time until Twitter is replaced at this point.
     
  4. Evil Scooter

    Evil Scooter [H]ard|Gawd

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    Censorship.. almost always pitched as "for your own good"....
     
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