Aug 18, 2023

Twitter, now X, to remove blocking feature

The blocking feature will be removed for users of X, formerly Twitter, Elon Musk has announced, claiming the feature "Makes no sense". The X boss said users will still be able to block people from directly messaging them, however. If the policy goes ahead, it is not clear if all those accounts which are blocked will automatically become unblocked. The block button is an established tool for those who feel attacked, bullied or simply want to shut out an account with whom they have a strong disagreement. Report an account and one of the first bits of advice you get is to either block or mute it while it is investigated.

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