Twitter Launching New Feature To Block Accounts Over Harmful Language


Twitter is introducing a feature that will temporarily "auto-block" accounts for harassing behavior or abusive language.

In an announcement Wednesday from Twitter, the company said if a user turns on the new safety mode feature, accounts that send "harmful or uninvited replies" will be auto-blocked for seven days.

That means they won't be able to follow the user's account, see their tweets, or send them direct messages.

Accounts blocked through safety mode can be seen and undone at any time through a user's settings, according to Twitter.

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