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Trolls Be Gone! Twitter Has Made It Possible to Share Block Lists

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Posted on Twitter’s blog today:

Mute and block are tools to help you control your Twitter experience. While many users find them useful, we also recognize that some users — those who experience high volumes of unwanted interactions on Twitter — need more sophisticated tools. That’s where this new feature comes in. You can now export and share your block lists with people in your community facing similar issues or import another user’s list into your own account and block multiple accounts all at once, instead of blocking them individually. We also hope these advanced blocking tools will prove useful to the developer community to further improve users’ experience.

To utilize the new feature, navigate to your blocked user page in settings and click “advanced options.” You can then either export your block list or import another. FYI, the “advanced options” isn’t showing up for me yet so it may be slowly rolling out.

Say what you will about how long it took to get here but Twitter is above and beyond other social networks when it comes to helping fight harassment. Here’s a few stories we’ve run about their efforts in the last few months.

Whether it was their own strategy, regular user pressure, or famous user pressure that got Twitter to adopt this new feature, I can’t wait to use it. What do you think?

(via The Verge, image via Shutterstock – copyright: Sergey Peterman)

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