Twitter Previews Potential New Account Safety Tools, Launches New Update for Birdwatch
Twitter has previewed a number of new safety tools in development, along with an update to its Birdwatch fact-checking tool.
Twitter's looking to provide more options and transparency over its rule violations and moderation processes, with a range of new tools currently in consideration that could give users more ways to understand and action each instance.
The first idea is a new Safety Center, which Twitter says would be 'a one-stop shop for safety tools'.
As you can see here, the Safety Center concept, which would be accessible via the Twitter menu, would give users a full overview of any reports, blocks, mutes and strikes that they currently have in place on their account. The Safety Center would also give Twitter a means to provide updates on any outstanding reports (via the 'Report Center' tab).
The platform would also alert users if they're close to being suspended due to policy violations, which may prompt them to re-think their behavior, while it would additionally include a link to Twitter policy guidelines.
The impetus here is to get more users more aware of Twitter's rules, and keep them updated on their activity. One one hand, that could raise awareness, but it may also give people more leeway to push the boundaries, with a constant checking tool to see if they might get suspended, when they'd need to dial it back.
Twitter's second concept is a new Policy Hub, which would provide a full overview of its rules and policies.