Elon Musk’s latest tweak to Twitter, the former name of what he now calls X: Users will no longer be able to block other accounts — as Musk claims the feature “makes no sense.”
“Block is going to be deleted as a ‘feature’, except for DMs,” the tech mogul posted on X Friday. “Makes no sense.”
X/Twitter describes block as “a feature that helps you control how you interact with other accounts on Twitter. This feature helps people in restricting specific accounts from contacting them, seeing their Tweets, and following them.”
Read the full article. Ending the block function will allow thousands of Nazis and other extremists to resume harassing their targets. As you can see in the final tweets below, even the cult is opposed to this.
He seems determined to wreck this. pic.twitter.com/Esoi4hgHRx
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 18, 2023
Most of the people getting harassed are women and minorities so he does not care.
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) August 18, 2023
If you delete the block feature there will be no way to not be harassed endlessly on here with hate speech and porn. This will be the biggest mistake you make. Everyone will leave.
— Laura 🌻 🇺🇦 #Resist (@lauraboerman) August 18, 2023
There are also tons of scammers trying to sell things in our replies. Links to crypto scams or whatever.
If we want to block them from our replies, we should have that option.
This is a huge mistake. Block is a critical feature.
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) August 18, 2023
Blocking is a good way to prevent scammers/bots from replying to future posts in the time they’re waiting to be actioned.
I also think blocking should be encouraged in place of reporting when people are getting unwanted replies & in cases when there’s no ToS violation.
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) August 18, 2023
AINT no WAY I’m using this app if I can’t block the p*rn posters in my replies
— Lauren Southern (@Lauren_Southern) August 18, 2023