Much like your average unfiltered commenting platform, Twitter abuse problems have seemed to slowly devolve.
The San Francisco company said Tuesday that it will demote tweets that "distort and detract from the public conversation" by taking into account behavioral signals about those users' behavior on Twitter.
Twitter is rolling out new troll-fighting tools as it deals with the many complaints it receives about tweets that don't necessarily violate its policies.
In order to identify the behavior, the company has picked out certain patterns of behavior which it associates with troll-like accounts. "What we're talking about today are troll-like behaviors that distort and detract from the public conversation on Twitter, particularly in communal areas like conversations and search", wrote David Gasca, Twitter's product manager for health.
The changes are a part of Twitter's efforts to increase the "health" of its platform.
"There are many new signals we're taking in, most of which are not visible externally".
Abusive accounts, according to Dorsey, will be monitored by how often they tweet to someone who does not follow them, whether they have confirmed their email address, and if their language is appropriate. "Others don't but are behaving in ways that distort the conversation", the company said.
"These signals will now be considered in how we organise and present content in communal areas like conversation and search".
Twitter says that its tests show that this technique led to a 4 percent drop in abuse reports from search and 8 percent fewer abuse reports from conversations.
Twitter says that while many posts do not break its rules, many are still be in poor taste or offensive to a large number of users. You'll have to click the "show more Tweets" button to see them.
It said it had deleted or added warnings to about 29 million posts that had broken its rules on hate speech, graphic violence, terrorism and sex, during the first three months of the year.
In the blog post, Twitter said: "This technology and our team will learn over time and will make mistakes". We'll continue to be open and honest about the mistakes we make and the progress we are making.