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Twitter lets you avoid trolls by muting new users and strangers

Twitter lets you avoid trolls by muting new users and strangers
From TechCrunch - July 10, 2017

When trolls barge into peoples notifications with offensive replies or user names, those legitimate users might not keep coming back to Twitter. So today the company rolled out new tools to help you silence the riff-raff. There are now options to mute notifications from newly registered accounts, people you dont follow and people who dont follow you. These can be configured in the Notifications -> Settings -> Advanced Filters section of Twitter.

These additions follow Twitters March rollout of ways to silence people who havent added a profile picture or verified their email address or phone number. Twitter also recently required filtering new Direct Messages into a Requests folder.

The change comes amid Twitter denying The Washington Posts report that its working on ways to let people report fake news.

Twitter has been publicly urged to deal with its abuse problems for years now. But currently, Twitters strategy seems to be hiding the abuse from victims rather than aggressively exterminating the trolls that spew hate speech and threats.

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