Does Twitter really want to protect our online safety?

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The company has been forced to backtrack after making some controversial security decisions...

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Twitter has been forced to backtrack on its controversial blocking changes after users complained that the social network wasn't doing enough to protect them.

If you're a regular Tweeter you'll know that you can block another user and prevent them from following you and seeing your profile picture.

This was the first line of defence for people who were being stalked, abused or attacked by trolls.

Last week, Twitter decided this wasn't a good idea, so they decided to allow blocked users to see tweets and interact with accounts that had blocked them.

After screams of 'What's the point of blocking then?' died down, Twitter realised they'd made a massive mistake and reversed the changes. Less than 24 hours after they were introduced.


But instead of damaging Twitter's reputation, the social network site has been praised for listening to its users and responding in a positive way.


But others still don't think Twitter is doing enough to protect our online safety...



What do you think? Should there be an 'ignore' or 'mute' button on Twitter so we can REALLY block aggressive users?

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