Twitter is planning a feature to let you mute and auto-block abusive accounts

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Twitter is planning to introduce a new way for users to automatically mute and block abusive accounts, the company at its Analyst Day presentation on Thursday. The feature will be a toggle you can turn on in a new “safety mode”.

Here’s Twitter’s description of how the toggle will work if you flip it on:

“Automatically block accounts that appear to break the Twitter Rules, and mute accounts that might be using insults, name-calling, strong language, or hateful remarks.”

With the new safety mode, Twitter will be able to automatically detect accounts that “might be active spammy or abusive” and limit how those accounts can engage with your content.

Twitter has historically had some tools in place to remove abusive tweets, and it said in 2019 that it removed more than 50 percent of abusive tweets before users report them.


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