Twitter implements new filter that demotes trolls' tweets

"The View" co-hosts discuss Twitter's new policy and whether we should be monitoring harassment on social media.
2:36 | 05/16/18

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We'll get to it, but Twitter says they are doing their part to keep things civil with a new filter that will hide you from seeing bad tweets on your feed. But does hiding -- No. Does hiding them stop the bigger problem? So I can't see them, but they are still there? Apparently. I don't -- I didn't understand it myself. Well, if Twitter doesn't do it, I do it. I'm a blocker. If someone has negative energy to share, and no productive language, Boop. What Twitter wants to do now is move the offensive content to another place, and you can't click on it until you click on see more replies and it moves it down so you can't see it and others can't see it as well. I don't know that that's the answer. I mean, I'm of course a supporter of free speech, but when people are trolling and that negative, there should be some consequences and why can't Twitter just take it down? Why not just take it down? I'm a huge free speech person as everyone on this show is. But I will say that even last night I went home, and there are some tweets I don't even know if I should repeat what was said because there is no point. I have reported quite a few people to Twitter in the past few days. I'm not a snowflake, and I'm not super sensitive. These are things I would consider to be at least harassment, borderline on being violent. Twitter, nothing. Doesn't care. This is within our terms of use, and I just keep thinking, what if I were younger and I hadn't been doing this for over ten years? What if you are a kid in high school? We have a serious suicide problem, and someone on Twitter and social media is going to have to take the forefront on this. We're not talking about first amendment. We're talking about -- Bullying and harassment. Yes. I think what would really be helpful for people is if they looked at it like this. There are certain things that we know as a society we're not going to do. You're not going to walk into a theater and yell fire. Yes. You're not going to do THA because you know that's going to panic people. It could start all kinds of things. And it's against the law. There are certain things that we all, as a society, say, we're not going to do that, and I think we have to start rebuilding those things. There are certain things that we are not going to do. You can make your point, you know, but you don't have to do X, Y and Z, and when we come back, I'll explain what that is, and see what you think of this. I think it's a little frustrating and maybe it will frustrate you as well. We'll be right back.

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