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Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments

The website is also improving its system for blocking accounts – and this is just the first step.

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TWITTER HAS ANNOUNCED major improvements in its system for reporting abuse on the social networking site.

Yesterday, the new system was rolled out to a small group of users, with plans to extend it over the next few weeks.

The company said it is making the process more mobile friendly, requiring less initial information and generally making it simpler to flag tweets and accounts for review.

There will also be a new blocked accounts page with features for managing accounts you have blocked. Additionally, accounts that you’ve blocked won’t be able to view your profile.

Twitter said it is “nowhere near being done making changes in this area”.

“In the coming months, you can expect to see additional user controls, further improvements to reporting and new enforcement procedures for abusive accounts,” it said in a blog post. “We’ll continue to work hard on these changes in order to improve the experience of people who encounter abuse on Twitter.”

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