Twitter’s “Update on Safety” announces three ways it will begin to curb abusive users and content from popping up on the site.

Twitter has long wrested as a platform between the concept of letting users determine their use of the site and the rights of those being abused by the users.

The announcement today offers three ways it will clamp down:

  • Previously banned users may not return under a new account name.
  • A safe search filter will be the default setting, keeping blocked or muted accounts from view.
  • Replies containing abuse will be collapsed. They can still be seen, but only by actively opting to “show less relevant replies.”

Last week, twitter launched “an improvement to reporting abusive Tweets that gives people experiencing targeted harassment more ways to report it.”

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