It’s been announced by video streaming platform YouTube that they will be fast tracing their plans to combat offensive and hateful comments posted by Internet trolls (which ironically enough (arguably) originated in the YouTube comments section) for which the internet as a whole is known for. According to YouTube, a new feature will be installed that forces commenters to reconsider the words they choose to comment with prior to them getting published under the video they’re watching.
Help us keep comments respectful: 🛑 & 🤔 before you post.
Now on Android, we may notify you before posting a comment that could be considered offensive to others. Take a few moments to reflect & edit, or you can choose to post your comment as is.
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 3, 2020
A blog post from YouTube stated that the newest feature will come on screen as an offensive comment is sensed by YouTube as being posted. The streaming site warns users to “keep comments respectful” in addition to requesting its users to read the YouTube Community Guidelines so they can be made aware of what is and isn’t considered to be appropriate. Then YouTube users will be prompted to “edit” the comments they plan on posting, though if they really want to post it they will be able to. Aside from the new feature, a new filter is being added that has the goal of allowing users to approve of, hide or report comments without needing to read all of the text.
It was also announced by YouTube that the site will be running a survey to analyze to what extent the creator will be affected by the hateful comments. YouTube has the goal of bringing a clear picture to light on the various ways the community of creators can be able to obtain equal opportunity
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