Twitter to soon introduce new filters to prevent harassment. In a bid to reduce abuse on Twitter, the microblogging website will introduce new optional filters to prevent a user from being notified when certain accounts tweet at them, a media report said on Thursday.
The new filters will also include accounts without profile photos called “eggs” for the default egg picture given to new Twitter accounts as well as accounts without verified phone numbers or email addresses.
By forcing users to upload photo and verify phone numbers and email addresses if they hope to be seen by their targets, Twitter is making would-be harassers do a little more work when they create new troll accounts. Making harassers do more work is one of the best tools that Twitter might have to reduce harassment.