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Elon Musk says X users will not have the opportunity to dam unwanted followers

Elon Musk says he plans to put off the “block” feature on the X social media platform.

The app formerly often called Twitter will as a substitute offer users the choice of muting someone they don’t take care of, though the “block” feature will still be available for individuals who not want to receive direct messages from an unwanted users, in line with the tech mogul.

“Block goes to be deleted as a ‘feature,’ aside from DMs,” Musk, who acquired the positioning last fall for $44 billion, posted on Friday.

In a follow-up tweet, Musk opined that the “block” option “is mindless.”

Those who want to shun a fellow X user will simply should make do with muting them, in line with Musk.

An X user who mutes someone assures that their goal’s posts won’t appear on their timelines, though the muted account can still view the opposite’s content.

Blocking someone denies the goal’s ability to see the posts of the one who selected the “block” option.

Anyone who’s “blocked” also cannot directly message the X account that initiated the “block.”

It is unclear when X plans to implement Musk’s edict, which comes at a time that the social media platform under newly installed CEO Linda Yaccarino is working to woo back advertisers who were delay by initial changes to content moderation.


X Corp owner Elon Musk said he plans to do away with the "block" feature that lets users of the app formerly known as Twitter shun unwanted followers.
X Corp owner Elon Musk said he plans to put off the “block” feature that lets users of the app formerly often called Twitter shun unwanted followers.
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Musk said that users will still be able to mute those they wish to ignore.
Musk said that users will still have the opportunity to mute those they want to disregard.
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Representatives of a minimum of two brand names told The Post on Thursday that they paused promoting with X after their ads were seen in a profile of an avowedly pro-Hitler user.

The Post has sought comment from X.

Musk’s announcement generated backlash from voices who’re generally sympathetic to the mogul, who famously loosened content moderation policies and unbanned individuals who had their accounts suspended by the corporate’s previous management structure.

“Blocking is one of the crucial necessary features on this site,” conservative radio commentator Buck Sexton posted in response to Musk.

“Otherwise it just turns into an echo chamber of harassment from essentially the most vile idiots.”

An account titled “Tesla Owners Silicon Valley” wrote in response: “In my opinion it’s price having.”

“Unfortunately trolls and spammers come out,” the user behind the account, which generally posts pro-Musk content, wrote.

In addition to owning X, Musk can also be CEO of electrical automotive maker Tesla.


Musk recently re-branded Twitter into X -- months after acquiring the site for $44 billion.
Musk recently re-branded Twitter into X — months after acquiring the positioning for $44 billion.
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“Haters will at all times attempt to get some fame over trolling accounts and bashing their name through the mud and with the ability to control the experience matters. At least for reach user.”

“If you just mute someone, THEY can still reply to, report, and threaten you whilst you might be helpless and may’t even see them,” Wilfred Reilly observed.

Another X user wrote: “It makes complete sense to have the block button.”

“There are many nefarious profiles and so many spam/bot accounts which are very annoying and the block button is the one solution to it,” the post read.

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