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SAFE SPACE: Twitter now lets any user filter out threats and abuse

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Twitter is now offering some of its most critical anti-harassment tools to every user, not just those with blue checkmarks next to their name. Now, users will be able to limit the notifications they see to only people they follow. This effectively removes any tweets from random strangers and those who use Twitter to abuse or harass. A second change is the expanded availability of Twitter’s quality filter. The feature aims to “improve the quality of Tweets you see by using a variety of signals, such as account origin and behavior,” the company wrote in a blog post. That way, newly created accounts or those with suspicious activity will have far less reach by automatically being filtered out of your timeline and notification tab.

These features aren’t exactly new. Rather, Twitter is now committed to providing its entire user base with the same set of tools it’s offered to high-profile users for years. The company has for quite some time allowed the verified accounts of celebrities and industry workers in media, sports, finance, and tech to filter notifications in a similar fashion to the new settings option. And the quality filter was also first introduced last year, but only for verified accounts. These new settings have now been made both widely available and easier to find. – READ MORE

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