Twitter expands its crackdown on trolling and hate

Twitter is to expand its Safety Mode feature, which lets users temporarily block accounts that send harmful or abusive tweets.

The system will flag accounts using hateful remarks, or those bombarding people with uninvited comments, and block them for seven days.

Half of the platform's users in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland will now have access.

And they can also now use a companion feature called Proactive Safety Mode.
This will proactively identify potentially harmful replies and prompt people to consider enabling the mode.

The firm said it had added this based on feedback from some users in the initial trial, who wanted help identifying unwelcome interactions.