Elon Musk to Remove Block Feature from Twitter
Elon Musk, the owner of social media company X, has announced that he will remove the block feature.
The block feature allows users to restrict specific accounts from contacting them, seeing their posts or following them. This has been met with criticism from anti-bullying activists and researchers who have found an increase in hate speech and antisemitic content on Twitter since Musk took over.
Musk has said that he will replace the block feature with a new system, but he has not provided any details. It is unclear whether Apple and Google will allow X to remove the block feature, as their app store guidelines require apps with user-generated content to have the ability to block abusive users.
X's safety of its users is its top priority, but the removal of the block feature could make it more difficult for users to protect themselves from harassment and abuse.