In its efforts towards making the platform a safer place, YouTube announced that it will be implementing new measures to combat hateful and offensive comments through a new feature.
As detailed in its latest blog post, this new feature will “warn users when their comment may be offensive to others, giving them the option to reflect before posting.” Users will be encouraged to edit their comments before posting, though they can proceed if they really wish.
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
Aside from the said feature, YouTube is also updating its filters to give creators the option of avoiding hateful comments––the new filter will let creators hide, approve, or report them without having to read them all. In addition, YouTube will be running a survey to have a clearer picture on what extent do creators get affected by online hate.