Twitter introduces comment moderation tools in Periscope broadcasts

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has introduced a new tool to combat spam and abuse in Periscope broadcasts, the company said.

Periscope allows anyone to broadcast live to a global audience and enables viewers to interact in real time. Designed to be transparent, live, and community-led, the new reporting tool gives people watching the broadcast the ability to report comments they find inappropriate as they appear on the screen. A small group of randomly selected live viewers will then vote on whether they agree with the reporter´s assessment. Those found to be sending spammy or abusive comments will be temporarily disabled from commenting within the broadcast.

Periscope is a Twitter-owned live video app that lets people share and experience live video. Twitter, Inc. is a service and global platform for self-expression and live conversation.