Periscope was unveiled a little over a year ago, and while the popularity of the app can be debated, there are still many much-needed functions that remain to be implemented in the live streaming app. The company has made strides in the past month, and it seems they will now implement a unique comment moderation function for the app's streams.
Periscope stressed in a Medium post that they wanted the new comment moderation in streams to be transparent, community-led and live. So how does this community-driven comment moderation work? During a broadcast, users can report an offensive comment. That comment will then be presented to others users randomly in the stream, and they will get to vote on whether the comment is indeed offensive. If the votes dictate that the comment is offensive, the commenter will be silenced for the duration of the stream.
The comment moderation will be optional, with broadcasters and viewers having the ability to opt out of the function.