Twitter has launched a new drive to weed out ‘trolls’ and ‘simps’ from user comments by roping in superhero ‘Peacemaker’ (aka John Cena), the superhero star of HBO Max’s action-comedy of the same name, to instruct members on how to keep their photos and posts free of spam.
The costumed crusader takes part in a video call with a Twitter employee to call for a ‘simp mode’ to be created to weed out unwelcome respondents, only to be informed that Twitter already operates a ‘safety mode’ to take back your timeline from unwanted replies.
Part of a series of short videos rolled out by @TwitterSafety to inform members of the tools available, the campaign harnesses comedy to raise awareness of a serious issue and transform Twitter from a bear pit of expletives, hate and racism into a land of peace and harmony.
Allowing @DCPeacemaker to join our team meetings to pitch his ideas has been. . . well. . .
Anyway, good news is we’ve already made a way to remove followers (or, you know, soft-block ‘em). pic.twitter.com/mFPhb5EouO— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 20, 2022
Placing power in the hands of individuals, Twitter enables granular control of who can post replies, as well as the ability to remove troublesome followers for good.
Once again Cena sets the scene by asking: “People are obviously super jealous of Peacemaker so if haters follow me they can just tweet some unpeaceful bullshit. You should come up with a way to remove them.”
Naturally, Twitter already permits just such an action as your “relationship changes over time.”
Another area Twitter is promoting is the art of conversation moderation, with HBO Max’s arrogant ego-maniac once again pitching an idea for which Twitter already has the solution, with a feature enabling full control over who may reply already in place.
Peacemaker has become the most tweeted about action-comedy on Twitter, making Cena the perfect fit to weed out internet bad guys.