Twitter is adding new anti-harassment tools to make it easier to report abuse

Twitter will soon be offering offering all users of its social network some new features and tools that will enable them to report abusive activity faster, along with a new page that shows which Twitter accounts a user has blocked.

Twitter stated:

We're improving the reporting process to make it much more mobile-friendly, require less initial information, and, overall, make it simpler to flag Tweets and accounts for review. These enhancements similarly improve the reporting process for those who observe abuse but aren't receiving it directly. And to enable faster response times, we've made the first of several behind-the-scenes improvements to the tools and processes that help us review reported Tweets and accounts.

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A new page on the settings menu will show which account a user has blocked, and those accounts won't be able to access the user's profile. All of these updates are currently available to a small section of Twitter users but will be rolled out to the rest of its base in the coming weeks. Twitter added, "In the coming months, you can expect to see additional user controls, further improvements to reporting and new enforcement procedures for abusive accounts."

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John Callaham