Twitter Is Testing 'Block All Replies' Function, a Move to Combat Cyberbullying

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It seems like social media companies are buckling up to tackle cyber-bullying. 

During a presentation at 2020 Consumer Electronics Show being held in Las Vegas, Twitter (TWTR) - Get Report revealed that it's testing a new feature this year which allows users to control over who can reply to their tweets - or block replies completely.

"We want to help people feel safe participating in the conversation on Twitter by giving them more control over the conversations they start," the company also tweeted.

As per the company, the users will be given four different settings for replies.

  • Global - allow anyone to respond to a tweet
  • Group - allow replies from people the user follows, or mentioned
  • Panel - allow replies from people mentioned in the tweet
  • Statement - blocking the responses completely

As per the company, the users will be given four different settings for replies.

This experiment is received as a positive step in tacking online abuse.

Lately, many celebrities have spoken out against cyberbullying. First Lady Melania Trump has been very vocal about cyberbullying.

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