Twitter testing compromise way to hide abusive direct messages
Twitter is testing a new way to hide abusive direct messages which should be particularly useful for those whose account is set to accept messages from anyone, not just those you follow.
The social network already offers one way to do this, but it’s a bit of a blunt instrument. There’s a ‘Quality filter’ toggle in Message Settings which completely hides what it believes to be abusive messages from those you don’t follow. The new approach is more refined …
Messages from those people you don’t follow are filtered into a Message Requests tab. The new tool uses a further filter called Additional Messages. Suspected spam is dumped in here, but so too are ‘messages which may contain offensive content.