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Reddit introduces new user blocking feature...11 years too late

06/04/2016

Today, Reddit has implemented a tool discussed earlier this week to help users curb harassment. The tool, described by the New York (...)
Today, Reddit has implemented a tool discussed earlier this week to help users curb harassment. The tool, described by the New York Times, is a new step in automating the regulation of the website’s more unruly sectors while keeping users safe. It’s also about a decade too late. Way too late. The new feature was explained in detail on the platform by one Reddit’s first engineers, Chris Slowe. Although blocking individual users from sending personal messages was available in a very basic form, the new tool functions similarly to Twitter’s block function: When you block a user, you will neither… This story continues at The Next Web Today, Reddit has implemented a tool discussed earlier this week to help users curb harassment. The tool, described by the New York Times, is a new step in automating the regulation of the website’s more unruly sectors while keeping users safe. It’s also about a decade too late. Way too late. The new feature was explained in detail on the platform by one Reddit’s first engineers, Chris Slowe. Although blocking individual users from sending personal messages was available in a very basic form, the new tool functions similarly to Twitter’s block function: When you block a user, you will neither… This story continues at The Next Web
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