Twitter has announced it has a new feature that will allow users to battle online harassment and bullying.
Basically the ‘mute’ feature enables people to block out words, phrases, hashtags and even emojis that they find offensive and don’t want to see in their notifications.
The social media giant plans on rolling out the tool more broadly overtime and says it’s all a part of the company’s commitment to stop online abuse following feedback from users.
Del Harvey, Twitter's vice president of trust and safety, said this new feature might not have come out as quickly as the company would have liked but Twitter wants to be cautious and find the balance between shutting down harassment without limiting speech.
"We have tried to be thoughtful, to make sure we don't have unintended and negative consequences," Harvey told The Washington Post.
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