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Social media platforms letting down autistic users, new research shows


  • Create more powerful tools to engage in interest-based sociality and to establish connections based upon mutual interests
  • Create more sophisticated filters to remove upsetting, impolite, negative, and confrontational content
  • Create more explicit and conspicuous tools for setting the visibility and availability of profile information and user-generated content, and provide more granular control over who can view and respond to that content
  • Enable further configuration and customization options for algorithmic content feeds
  • Create multi-modal tools that support autistic adults with understanding tone and meaning in content created by other users, and tools which support exploratory self-understanding of the tone of their own content prior to sharing within a network.
  • Create tools that support autistic adults to manage their time on social media, and avoid over engagement

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