TWiT Bits

Dec 3rd 2014

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Twitter Makes It Easier to Block Trolls: Tech News Today 1147

Twitter makes life easier for users and harder for trolls.
Guests: Mike Elgan
Category: TWiT Bits
Twitter announced new tools for reporting harassment, making it faster and easier to take action on abuse by Twitter trolls, haters, bullies, stalkers, racists, misogynists and creepy weirdos. The company also made their "blocking" feature a little more like actual blocking. Now, blocking a user not only prevents you from seeing their posts, they can't see yours either if they're logged in under the blocked account. The changes will gradually roll out the new feature this month. Twitter promised more such changes in the future. For the full episode, go to Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by Cachefly.