Twitter mentioned the power to hide tweets would give customers “more control” over their conversations. Critics of the transfer argue that such a characteristic would enable customers to silence dissenting voices. But the platform believes that visibility of the hidden replies — in addition to the truth that anybody can view them — will forestall it from changing into a proxy for censorship.
The platform’s check of the software in Canada has been encouraging. Users largely hid replies that have been irrelevant, abusive or intelligible. More than 1 / 4 — 27 p.c — of customers who had their replies hidden mentioned they’d take into consideration their actions sooner or later.
The “hide replies” characteristic is not everlasting. Based on the trial’s consequence within the US and Japan, Twitter might determine to axe the characteristic.
Starting right this moment, this characteristic check will likely be out there in Japan and the US.
Now, you can hide replies to your Tweet, so you’ve extra management over your conversations. Want to see all of the replies? View hidden replies within the dropdown menu or via a brand new icon within the authentic Tweet. https://t.co/bnOmSzCP2f
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 19, 2019