Twitter tagging normal tweets & photos as 'sensitive content' for some, but there's a workaround

Twitter has always maintained a strong stance regarding the sort of content its users are allowed to share on the micro-blogging platform.

However, back in April during the Russia-Ukraine war, a lot of sensitive images were being shared on the platform.

So, in order to tackle this issue, they introduced a feature that allows you to tag photos as ‘sensitive content’, hiding it behind a warning about the image’s content.

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Twitter tagging normal tweets and photos as sensitive content

Now, many users are facing an issue where Twitter is tagging many normal tweets and photos as ‘sensitive content’ (1,2,3,4).

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Why on earth is Twitter covering up this beautiful photo as ‘sensitive content’? Whose sensibilities are getting adversely affected by this? The orcs’? Source

I’m mad that twitter blocks me from retweeting the posts that you guys retweet of me because my content is sensitive to viewers Source

so how do y’all not get those sensitive tweet alert thingys? i swear i could post something so simple, my body, completely covered with clothes and twitter wants to flag it as sensitive content. Source

No acknowledgment yet

As of now, Twitter developers are yet to acknowledge the issue where the platform keeps tagging normal tweets and photos as sensitive content.

Fortunately, we came across a workaround that might help you resolve the issue until the official fix arrives.

Go to ‘Settings and privacy’ – ‘Privacy and safety’ – ‘Content you see’ – then check the ‘Display media that may contain sensitive content’ box

We hope Twitter fixes the bug as soon as possible. Until then, we will be keeping an eye out on the matter and update this space as and when we come across more information.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Twitter section so be sure to follow them as well.

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Karanjot Sidhu

A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.