Twitter needs a feature where users can toggle “on/off” to state if a the tweet they’re composing contains sensitive content, or is potentially triggering. As simple as giving options in the same manner of “who can reply” feature.
Muting words can be helpful for filtering out triggering text Tweets, but doesn’t stop triggering media tweets, such as violence(gun, police, domestic abuse, etc.), racism, psychiatric conditions, injuries, illness, death, natural disasters, etc.
The checkbox of if your account “contains sensitive material” is not enough.
Many tweets that are very triggering go viral, and people don’t know that until they’ve watched/read all the content.
This feature could really help many users’ mental well-beings and help the appeal of Twitter, as some people want to use Twitter, but will leave/take a break due to seeing too much unavoidable triggering content.
In addition, Twitter’s should also consider the opposite as an effect of users leaving the platform. Twitter’s method for determining inappropriate Tweet’s is a failure! It does not consider an individual’s references to actual news article published by mainstream media and published on Twitter media pages. If media publishes an absurd article and a user references it’s absurdity without linking to the media page, the Tweet is often flagged as a violation. Twitter’s inability to determine context of a user’s statement or the nature being unharmful satire is alarming and puts otherwise well intended, productive users with a positive Tweet history in an underserved time out. Users WILL begin to seek out alternative platforms if they fear being over scrutinized or erroneously labeled and punished for benign content or expressing hate free humor.