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Twitter’s shareable blacklists are a nightmare for the web’s worst trolls

Twitter Block List Sharing

Twitter has plenty of issues, but chief among them is how easy it is for dirtbags with too much free time to berate other users. Twitter has tools to block and mute these users, but that’s not quite enough to get the job done, which is why the social media platform is introducing shared block lists today.

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“You can now export and share your block lists with people in your community facing similar issues or import another user’s list into your own account and block multiple accounts all at once, instead of blocking them individually,” Twitter’s Xiaoyun Zhang explains on the Twitter Blogs. “We also hope these advanced blocking tools will prove useful to the developer community to further improve users’ experience.”

In order to import a list you’ve received or export a list you want to share, head to your blocked accounts settings on, click the advanced options menu and select either “Export your list” or “Import a list.”

There’s still a whole lot more that Twitter can do to make it’s platform safer for everyone, but additions like this are certainly a step in the right direction.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.