Tinder will ask daters to think before they send potentially offensive messages


Tinder is launching Are You Sure?, a feature that asks users if they’re positive they want to send a possibly offensive message. | Tinder

Tinder’s newest safety feature attempts to reduce the number of hateful messages sent on its platform. The company plans to start rolling out Are You Sure?, a feature that uses artificial intelligence to automatically detect offensive language. If found, the program will ask users if they’re positive they want to send that message, forcing them to pause before doing so.

The company’s been testing the feature and says people who saw the prompt were less likely to be reported for inappropriate messages over the next month, which Tinder takes to mean that they’re adjusting their behavior over the long-term.

Other companies have employed similar technology, including, most notably, Instagram, which rolled out warnings for potentially…

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