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New Twitter plugin deletes naked pictures from messages

‘Safe DM’ is in the early stages of talks to add the filter to another major platform

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 19:33 IST
Developer of the new plug-in says social media companies could do more to protect users from cyberflashing.
Developer of the new plug-in says social media companies could do more to protect users from cyberflashing. (REUTERS)

In a bid to prevent users from receiving unsolicited images, Twitter has launched a plugin called "Safe DM". According to reports, a developer named Kelsey Bressler came up with the idea after she received an unwanted nude picture from a man.

On Friday, the plugin -- called Safe DM -- which blocks and deletes pictures of penises sent via direct message became available to Twitter users, said a report in the BBC. Bressler said social media companies could do more to protect users from cyberflashing.

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Safe DM is in the early stages of talks to add the filter to another major platform, Bressler was quoted as saying by the BBC.

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Meanwhile, Twitter, last week, posted first-ever quarterly revenue of $1.01 billion, up 11 per cent, riding on strong performance across most major geographies, with particular strength in US advertising.

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However, in the fourth quarter of 2019, its operating income totalled $153 million, or 15 per cent of total revenue, compared to $207 million, or 23 per cent for the same period in 2018.

Its net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 went down to $119 million, with a diluted earnings per share of $0.15, compared to net income of $255 million with diluted EPS of $0.33 in the same period a year ago.

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First Published Date: 16 Feb, 10:48 IST
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