Updated: Twitter tries to improve its block feature, but critics say it has done the exact opposite


This story was updated at 8 p.m. PT after Twitter reversed the changes to its blocking policy.

After an outpouring of criticism from those who have been harassed on the service, Twitter (s twtr) reversed changes that it made to its blocking policy on Thursday. The company posted an update on its blog saying: “We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from many users – we never want to introduce features at the cost of users feeling less safe.”

The service rolled out the new policy on Thursday, changing what happens when a user blocks another user. While the company argued that this was an improvement over the old approach, some of those who have been forced to use the block feature in the past protested that the new version of the policy would actually make things worse.

According to a Reuters story about the changes that…

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