“Obviously, “Why is this topic going to be a hot topic?” The issue is so frequently mentioned on Twitter that the social media company is taking steps to help provide clear information. Twitter announced in a blog post Tuesday that it will help explain hot-search topics on the platform with representative tweets and curated descriptions.
Representative tweets will appear on trends and be selected through algorithms and planning teams. The system should automatically filter out spam and abusive tweets so that they don’t end up being a fixed explanation of trends. These iconic tweets should now be available on mobile iOS and Android Twitter. Users will soon be able to find them in the browser.
The description of the plan will take longer to roll out. Twitter estimates that users will start seeing them in the coming weeks. They will be developed entirely by the planning team with the aim of being straightforward and of clear origin.
Twitter also promised that the steps were only part of a plan to improve trends and increase the clarity of social media platforms.