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Twitter Begins to Show Prompts Before People Send 'Mean' Replies

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Asking a Twitter user to reconsider a tweet.

The prompts are part of wider efforts at Twitter and other social media companies to rethink how their products are designed and what incentives they may have built in to encourage anger, harassment, jealousy or other bad behavior.

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Nasty replies on Twitter will require a little more thought to send.

The tech company said Wednesday it was releasing a feature that automatically detects "mean" replies on its service and prompts people to review the replies before sending them.

"Want to review this before Tweeting?" the prompt asks in a sample provided by the San Francisco-based company.

Twitter users will have three options in response: tweet as is, edit or delete.

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