Twitter ‘muted words’ feature may be one of its answers to curbing online abuse

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Scared of seeing Game of Thrones spoilers on Twitter? Soon, you may be able to mute any mention of the series on the platform. 

More importantly for Twitter’s so-far flailing effort to curb online abuse, you could eliminate curse words or other hateful terms from appearing on your timeline. 

A new feature lets Twitter users create a list of “muted words,” which excludes tweets with particular words or phrases from their timelines.

The setting was spotted by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra Friday and by several users of the Twitter iOS app users Sunday, but has since been removed, according to the reportRead more…

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