Twitter reinstates its blocking function after user backlash | Technology | theguardian.com

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The social media site was earlier on Friday was accused of reducing the power of blocking people to simply “muting” them with their revisions. The new policy meant a blocked user could follow and interact with the person who blocked them, but notifications of the activity would be invisible to the blocker. As part of the changes a person was also no longer made aware if they had been blocked.

A Twitter spokesman told media earlier on Friday that the new policy was to prevent retribution which they noticed was sometimes being carried out by people who were angry at being blocked.

But they have now reverted back to the old ways.

via Twitter reinstates its blocking function after user backlash | Technology | theguardian.com.

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