After the recent crises that afflicted social networking sites, regarding privacy, account hacking, and others, attention has been directed to avoiding these problems as soon as possible.
A report revealed a secret service provided by Twitter to protect VIPs and users who have a large number of followers from any attacks.
Project Guardian, the service revealed by a report by the American “Bloomberg” agency, is an internal list of thousands of users whom the blue bird considers more vulnerable to harassment and criticism.
The report also revealed that the service works when Twitter receives a report of an offensive post related to an account on the list, so that the company’s content moderation team responds immediately and more quickly than all other reports it has collected.
The information also indicated that the new service enables Twitter to prevent the spread of harmful content, as well as keep the content of prominent tweets on the platform while reducing bullying incidents.
In turn, Yoel Roth, head of site safety, considered that there is a group of users that make up the Project Guardian list, and these not only have to be celebrities, but the list will also include other normal users at risk who will be chosen based on certain criteria determined by the employees.
A user has also been added to the service when Twitter employees notice that they see a large number of hateful messages, even if that user is not aware, asserting that the latter is entitled to request a froth of protection.
It is noteworthy that this step has followed the approval of many across the platform, if some consider that Twitter will be able to give each user the same amount of security support.
Others saw it as a clever way from the platform to completely prevent uptakes across its pages.