Twitter will now let you share your list of blocked accounts with other users

Twitter has announced that users of its web app will now be able to share their lists of blocked accounts with others. This initiative is an extension of Twitter's anti-harassment tools, introduced late last year. Now, if you want, you can export your list of blocked accounts, sharing it with another user, letting them block multiple accounts at once.

From Twitter:

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.

Twitter has been making attempts to step up security for its users in the last few months. In addition to new anti-harassment tools in December, the company also made policy changes in April to protect against abusive users.

Source: Twitter

Joseph Keller
  • Cool Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes, it's imperative that all the SJW snowflakes be protected from any thoughts or ideas that may ruffle their feels in their hug boxes. There is an auto blocker which scans for the words "he" and "Jenner" which automatically replies "he is a she" because it ASSumes no one could possibly use those words in a sentence without intending transphobic hate speech against Caitlyn Jenner even if the tweet was, "He doesn't think Kendall Jenner is pretty." Keep marching on and smashing that patriarchy, SJWs! Smash smash smash! Posted via sheer force of will from my OnePlus One!
  • It's amazing how you figured out his opinion from a single word. You must be psychic.
  • Go to sleep clown, you're drunk...
  • The only Ly people who actually use the term "SJW" are trolls because they need some way to hide their butthurt when someone beats them. Posted via Android Central App
  • Let other users do the blocking for you, said Twitter. I don't use Twitter anyway. Still using the Sprint GSIII on FreedomPop Unlimited for $19.99
  • Nothing but drama. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have been on the fence about my use of Twitter for a while now and this is deciding factor for me. This will lead to a new level of control for opinion makers and popular accounts. If you cross these powerful users you will be banned by them and then you will subsequently be banned by all of their fans and followers. That ability to silence people so completely is a very scary thought. There are many viewpoints and people who identify with those viewpoints that I disagree with but I would never want to blind myself to an entire human beings thoughts because of that. I honestly fear this trend as we move closer and closer to an all digital landscape. For a good point of reference watch the Dark Mirrors Christmas Special episode which basically is about a world in which everyone has optical implants and they are able to block someone so they can only see a generic outline and hear static when they are around. That episode sent shivers down my spine and when I see things like this it makes that fantasy seem like a logical use case scenario when we do develop that level of technology.
  • It's fuckin' twitter dude. There are other ways to communicate and share ideas. This just makes it so much easier to filter out the repeat offender assholes.
  • Actually, twitter has proven to be trend settings. The platform has already changed the way we talk to each other very quickly. I fear this new tool will greatly influence people's perceptions of how they feel a communication platform should be designed in the future. Of course, it is quite possible that people will reject this new change and start to yearn for a more open and free exchange of ideas. Swings and roundabouts, you know.
  • You must be awesome at parties. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I never understood blocking people. Even an ass like Bush the lessor might be able to contribute something at some point. You learn to gloss over the bs Sent via carrier duck. They were out of pigeons
  • This isn't meant for blocking household names. It's meant for trolls and harassers...
  • Exactly Posted via the Android Central App
  • Woohoo! The internet needs more shareable ban/blacklists!
  • I only use twitter for sports updates. I don't have a damn thing to say on there. Posted via the Android Central App