Twitter adds filters to tackle trolls; know how to block hateful content

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In a fresh bid to tackle trolls spewing hateful content on its platform, micro-blogging platform Twitter has added filters to mute unwanted tweets from a user’s feed.

Users may now mute notifications from newly-registered accounts and those accounts that don’t follow them.

These filters are added to the ones Twitter released in March this year. They let you mute users whom you don’t follow, those who had a default profile photo, those who hadn’t confirmed their email or those that hadn’t confirmed their phone number.

To enable these filters, a user must access the ‘Advanced filters’ option from the ‘Settings’ on the ‘Notification’ timeline.

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Source – BusinessStandard


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