Twitter has launched a new account called @TwitterRetweets, which aims to highlight the best platform by retweeting “Best Tweet” from the new account. The bio from the @TwitterRetweets account says, “Your best tweet. Retweeted.” The account was launched in November and has already retweeted several “best tweets”. To highlight the good stuff on Twitter As part of the efforts, the social media company recently relaunched its Instagram account where it uploads “screenshots of tweets”, it would have been nice is.
Will this fix any Twitter problem? Definitely not. But it gives the company a place to highlight the best of Twitter, instead focusing on the worst of all, in a way that retweeted tweets from Twitter’s own unique platform features (primarily, Ability), The Verge said Thursday.
In particular, the micro-blogging site has been subjected to fire for harassment, misinformation and abusive trolls on the platform and is struggling to investigate these activities. Therefore, the Twitter retweet account must ensure that it does not credit the copied tweets.
In November, Twitter facilitated hiding globally. Users can “hide” tweet replies that can be viewed as abusive or disturbing. The head of product management Suzanne Xie said in a statement that the Hide Reply feature is part of an effort to help users “feel safe and comfortable when talking on Twitter.”
Early last month, Twitter faced heat from users in India, when many of them were migrating to Mastodon on the open-source social media platform. It is a decentralized platform, which means that there is no single server or company or individual. Twitter users accused Twitter of lack of transparency and accountability, and discriminating against Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC) users.