Beginning today you may notice a new boolean field in API responses & streams containing tweets: “possibly_sensitive”. This new field will only surface when a tweet contains a link. The meaning of the field doesn’t pertain to the tweet content itself, but instead it is an indicator that the URL contained in the tweet may contain content or media identified as sensitive content. During this initial testing phase, there’s nothing you need to do with this field and the field values cannot be relied on for accuracy. In the future, we’ll have a family of additional API methods & fields for handling end-user “media settings” and possibly sensitive content.
If you’re curious how this field will ultimately be used, we recommend that you read the following user support articles:
- Twitter Media Policy: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169199
- Media Settings and Best Practices: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169200
- Flagging Media: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20069937
Let us know if you have any questions or concerns not answered by the support articles above.