Twitter hides comments:Twitter is working on a tweet moderation feature that would let users hide replies to their tweets. The feature is being designed to give users more control over the conversations around their tweets. Other users would then be able to click a “View Hidden Tweets” tool to look at the concealed tweets. So, while tweets would be hidden, they would not completely disappear.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the company was actively working on the feature. It is one of a number of solutions in development. Twitter already hides replies automatically when its system picks up on tweets from suspicious or so-called “troll” accounts.
On one hand, it could be useful for reducing the visibility of trolls and others tweeting abusive comments.
On the other hand, the feature could be easily misused by users who simply wish to hide comments from people with conflicting viewpoints.
This feature could be useful for reducing the visibility of trolls and other abusive comments. But this feature could be misused by users who wish to hide conflicting viewpoints comments.