Twitter just launched, and killed, a new abuse fix in 2 hours


Twitter is trying to listen to users when it comes to abuse, apparently. And that means rolling out a fix and killing it in short order.

On Tuesday morning, the company announced it would no longer notify users when they were added to lists. Lists are often deployed as a tool of harassment – adding people to a “top idiots of 2017” list, for example. But they’re also used to organise communities or to follow certain topics.

Two hours later, after waves of mostly negative feedback, the company tweeted: “This was a misstep. We’re rolling back the change and we’ll keep listening.” 

“Reconsidered and reversing,” tweeted Ed Ho, the company’s Vice President of Engineering. Read more…

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