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Twitter reverses anti-abuse update after user feedback

Twitter Vice President of Engineering Ed Ho tweeted the change was 'a misstep'

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In line with its attempts to curb online abuse and harassment, has announced an update that would not notify the users when they were added to lists, but the update was soon rolled back following user feedback.

Safety account on Tuesday posted a tweet: "We want you to get notifications that matter. Starting today, you won't get notified when you are added to a list."

According to a report in Tech Crunch on Tuesday, this was an implication that being added to a user's list was inconsequential information.

But the report noted that being added to lists can also be a form of in and of itself.

"That is, if you something the abuser didn't like, you might find yourself added to a list with an offensive title. Because lists can also be shared, they can be used by a group who wants to barrage those on the list with regular abuse," the report said.

Following the feedback, Vice President of Engineering Ed Ho tweeted the change was "a misstep", and was being reversed.

"This was a misstep, we are reversing the change. Thank you and for the feedback," Ed Ho tweeted.

has been rolling out updates to weed out the offensive and harassing content and make the platform safe for its users.

Recently, the micro-blogging site rolled an update that would collapse abusive or low-quality tweets as well as introduce a safer search feature where sensitive content is hidden.

The company also announced that users who are banned permanently cannot return to

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Twitter reverses anti-abuse update after user feedback

Twitter Vice President of Engineering Ed Ho tweeted the change was 'a misstep'

Twitter Vice President of Engineering Ed Ho tweeted the change was 'a misstep'
In line with its attempts to curb online abuse and harassment, has announced an update that would not notify the users when they were added to lists, but the update was soon rolled back following user feedback.

Safety account on Tuesday posted a tweet: "We want you to get notifications that matter. Starting today, you won't get notified when you are added to a list."

According to a report in Tech Crunch on Tuesday, this was an implication that being added to a user's list was inconsequential information.

But the report noted that being added to lists can also be a form of in and of itself.

"That is, if you something the abuser didn't like, you might find yourself added to a list with an offensive title. Because lists can also be shared, they can be used by a group who wants to barrage those on the list with regular abuse," the report said.

Following the feedback, Vice President of Engineering Ed Ho tweeted the change was "a misstep", and was being reversed.

"This was a misstep, we are reversing the change. Thank you and for the feedback," Ed Ho tweeted.

has been rolling out updates to weed out the offensive and harassing content and make the platform safe for its users.

Recently, the micro-blogging site rolled an update that would collapse abusive or low-quality tweets as well as introduce a safer search feature where sensitive content is hidden.

The company also announced that users who are banned permanently cannot return to
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Twitter reverses anti-abuse update after user feedback

Twitter Vice President of Engineering Ed Ho tweeted the change was 'a misstep'

In line with its attempts to curb online abuse and harassment, has announced an update that would not notify the users when they were added to lists, but the update was soon rolled back following user feedback.

Safety account on Tuesday posted a tweet: "We want you to get notifications that matter. Starting today, you won't get notified when you are added to a list."

According to a report in Tech Crunch on Tuesday, this was an implication that being added to a user's list was inconsequential information.

But the report noted that being added to lists can also be a form of in and of itself.

"That is, if you something the abuser didn't like, you might find yourself added to a list with an offensive title. Because lists can also be shared, they can be used by a group who wants to barrage those on the list with regular abuse," the report said.

Following the feedback, Vice President of Engineering Ed Ho tweeted the change was "a misstep", and was being reversed.

"This was a misstep, we are reversing the change. Thank you and for the feedback," Ed Ho tweeted.

has been rolling out updates to weed out the offensive and harassing content and make the platform safe for its users.

Recently, the micro-blogging site rolled an update that would collapse abusive or low-quality tweets as well as introduce a safer search feature where sensitive content is hidden.

The company also announced that users who are banned permanently cannot return to

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