Twitter is finally rolling out a smart fix for its abuse problem


Trolls thrive on Twitter-but a new update may hit ’em where it hurts.

The social network deployed previously announced features Thursday that give users more control over the notifications they receive. Bottomline, you can disable notifications from people who haven’t confirmed their identity on Twitter, meaning anonymous trolls can’t spew their wretched swamp juice all over your @ replies. 

The update is just for Android and Web for now, but it’s a pretty big deal. Twitter has been rightly dragged through the mud for failing to meaningfully address its harassment crisis. Lindy West, a well-known feminist writer who has frequently discussed online abuse, put it well in a column for The Guardian last month: Read more…

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