Twitter Reverses Blocking Policy Change After User Outcry

The popular social media site twitter was abuzz Thursday after a new policy was revealed involving how users can "block" other users.

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The popular social media site twitter was abuzz Thursday after a new policy was revealed involving how users can "block" other users.

Thursday, twitter announced that users would no longer be able to block unwanted followers, and instead, the blocked account would simply become invisible to that user.

That meant that the blocked user could still potentially follow their tweets and see them, but the target of potential harassment could not.
Later Thursday night twitter reversed this changed, which had many users in an up-roar. In an announcement twitter said, “Earlier today, we made a change to the way the “block” function of Twitter works. We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from many users – we never want to introduce features at the cost of users feeling less safe. Any blocks you had previously instituted are still in effect…" To read more of Twitter's statement, check out the link in the "links" section.


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