Twitter’s latest attempt to make its platform less hostile is a “sensitive account” system whereby some users’ profiles are flagged as containing “potentially sensitive images or language.” The warning takes up the entire profile page, requiring users to click or tap a prompt to agree to view the profile.
The idea, it seems, is to gate some users’ accounts behind this warning, either as a way mediate the behavior of users or as way to wall these accounts off from the general Twitter populace. A company spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that this is just a test “as part of our broader efforts to make Twitter safer.”
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