Twitter changes block function, quickly switches it back

Users started a campaign using the hashtag #RestoreTheBlock, arguing that the changes opened them up to abuse and stalking.

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The campaign wasn’t simply about people keeping their bosses from reading their tweets. It raised some serious concerns about stalking, abuse and harassment.

I’ve been made AFRAID by people on twitter. I’ve had them harass me, harass people I follow, they encourage their friends to harass me.

— ashe dryden (@ashedryden) December 12, 2013

The new Twitter block function is like reporting a stalker to the police and having them give you a blindfold so you won’t see them.

— Dave Hogg (@davehogg) December 12, 2013

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