New Twitter labels now available for use

Onur Demirkol
Apr 25, 2023

Twitter recently announced its new labels to limit the visibility of "hateful" tweets, and today, the company announced that the new labels are now live.

Twitter continues to make changes after Elon Musk's acquisition. Recently, the company announced that it would bring new labels for tweets that could be considered "hateful" and are against the policies. Today, it got official as the new labels have rolled out.

The famous social media platform wants to bring more transparency into its methodology to decrease the reach of hateful tweets. The official announcement was made through the TwitterSafety account, and the aim is to protect the public conversation.

New Twitter labels were announced before

Musk's Twitter wants to restrict the reach of tweets that are against its existing enforcement actions. Content moderation within the website is pretty important, considering the massive reach possible a single tweet has. Twitter hasn't been transparent about this in the past; now, people will know how the process works.

"These beliefs are the foundation of Freedom of Speech, not Freedom of Reach - our enforcement philosophy which means, where appropriate, restricting the reach of Tweets that violate our policies by making the content less discoverable," said Twitter in the official announcement.

Twitter hateful labels

Twitter's enforcement options say: "Where appropriate, we will restrict the reach of Tweets that violate our policies and create a negative experience for other users by making the Tweet less discoverable on Twitter. This can include:

  • Excluding the Tweet from search results, trends, and recommended notifications
  • Removing the Tweet from the For you and Following timelines
  • Restricting the Tweet's discoverability to the author's profile
  • Downranking the Tweet in replies
  • Restricting Likes, replies, Retweets, Quote Tweets, bookmarks, share, or pin to profile

As of today, users will be able to see tweets identified as potentially violating the policies thanks to the new publicly visible labels. The company will let people know that it has limited their visibility. Labels will be visible to both authors and viewers.

Twitter is adding more features under Elon Musk's leadership, who recently revealed that the United States government had full access to all the information on Twitter, including direct messages.


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  1. Anonymous said on April 26, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Shouldn’t all the velvet words of our politicians and press that are ultimately about mass murdering millions for profit (followed by actually doing it) be considered as hate speech somehow, or are they considered as a smaller deal ?

  2. Anonymous said on April 25, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    And I am sure most of these “hateful” tweets are nothing. And the ones who should be considered hateful are not going to get removed.

    Either way I don’t care, but it’s stupid someone has control over what ‘hate’ is or not, when usually is just sensitive people crying over words.

    For example, last time someone got suspended from Twitter for questioning ‘historical events’ as hateful, but other people were telling others “I hope you get…..” wishing bad things and harm on other people, and even “I wish I could do it myself” type of thing and those tweets never got removed.

    1. boris said on April 26, 2023 at 6:16 am

      Questioning some of ‘historical events’ is hateful or at least offensive. Especially the ones when a lot of people died in said “historical event”.

  3. Jek they/them Porkins said on April 25, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    “Freedom of Speech, not Freedom of Reach”

    I don’t see much difference in removing speech versus leaving it up but not letting anyone see it. If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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