Twitter is soon going to crack down even harder on bad tweets on the platform. The company announced today that it will be using a more wide signal range for ranking tweets in searches and conversations. The company already ranks tweets based on quality on its conversations and searches, but it will be taking a more minute approach now.
Now, Twitter is going to consider negative signals when ranking tweets and hiding them.
Now, Twitter is going to consider negative signals when ranking tweets and hiding them. Essentially, the effort is in trying to crack down on trolls on the platform, a problem that Twitter has been suffering from for quite a while. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the company is making progress.
According to the company, its tests show that the new system reduces abuse reports from conversations by eight percent. The system is apparently designed to take the “burden of the work off the people”, which seems to be the way most Silicon Valley companies are taking when dealing with online trolls.
It’s worth noting that Twitter won’t actually remove the tweets from its platform. Instead, tweets inside a conversation will be moved to the “see more replies” section, thereby making them less visible to users.