Twitter in move to curb abuse

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It will test new features early this year that would allow users to control who can reply to their tweets, as it looks to limit abuse and harassment on the platform.
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Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it will test new features early this year that would allow users to control who can reply to their tweets, as it looks to limit abuse and harassment on the platform.

Social media firms are under pressure to address harassment on their sites, which often occurs in unsolicited replies targeting women and minorities, and Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey has promised since 2018 to increase the “health” of public conversation.

“We want to help people feel safe participating in the conversation on Twitter by giving them more control over the conversations they start,” the San Francisco-based company said in a tweet.

The company had launched a feature late last year allowing users to hide certain replies on their tweets.

It was part of its efforts to clean up abusive content and make the social media platform more user-friendly.

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