Twitter announced late Thursday that it’s reversing a controversial change to its ‘block’ function that it made only hours earlier. The change allowed users to view and interact with tweets from a person who blocked them, among other differences.
In a blog post about the block change, Twitter said the reversal came “after receiving feedback from many users.” Many Twitter users were incensed over the changes, which some argued made it more difficult to prevent harassment on the platform. The hashtag #restoretheblock became a popular rallying point for those opposed to the block change.
— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) December 13, 2013
In response to support of Twitter blocking, been told to pay for app, leave, make account private. Hell no. I have same rights as harassers.
— Margarita Noriega (@margafret) December 13, 2013
Every single person I’ve seen that’s OK…
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