Twitter’s rolling out new features to tackle trolls and crappy hashtags

Oh coveted mute button. The long-overdue, though recently enabled and then removed new feature from Twitter has finally made its official debut. The ‘muted words’ feature allows users to filter out potentially disturbing content. And this time around, the tool extends to cyberbullying. This new ability to report offensive material comes on the heels of a hotly contested US election, and users of the the already struggling social media network are threatening to leave unless more action is taken. Additionally, abuse is more acutely felt in notifications – where content you were not seeking out is directly sent to you. In addition to…

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