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To prevent bullying and hate on its platform, YouTube has rolled out an additional feature that will warn users when they post offensive comments and prompt them to be more respectful.
According to Mashable, Johanna Wright, Vice President of Product Management at YouTube, comments play a key role in helping creators connect with their community but issues with the quality of comments are also one of the most consistent pieces of feedback that receive from creators.
“Today, we are introducing a fresh reminder in comments to help encourage respectful interactions. Now on Android, the reminder may pop up before posting a comment that may be offensive to others, giving the commenter the option to reflect before posting”. However, users can continue to comment if they want to. Apart from the new reminder feature, YouTube has also made a few more updates to make YouTube a more inclusive platform,” Google employee Sarah posted on Google support.
As per Mashable, the blog stated that YouTube would test a new filter in YouTube Studio for inappropriate and hurtful comments. This upcoming filter will automatically hold comments for review so that the content creators on social media platform will not have to read these comments if they are not interested.
“It will also streamline the comment moderation tools to make the overall process easy for creators,” YouTube said.
Also, YouTube will invest in technology that can help in enhancing the system to detect and remove hateful comments. It will also consider factors such as the video and the context of the comment that is being made.
(Edited by Augustine Kharsyntiew)