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Twitter Adds Advanced Filter Settings With Better Mute Controls

10:16 am on Jul 11, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Twitter has expanded the advanced filter settings to give users better control over mute settings. You can now Mute accounts that don't follow you, new accounts are easily muted, and people you don't follow.

2:29 am on July 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Silencing voices does not mean they don't exist, this is the wrong approach. I have both left leaning and right leaning friends and have already noticed the left leaning friends wish to silence anyone not agreeing with them while the right leaning friends don't bother muting anyone at all. It speaks to our times, will Twitter keep and share statistics about muting statistics?
3:43 pm on July 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I think similar features exist on other platforms...I know on Facebook, you're able to remove people from your feed, so I don't think such a feature is without precedent...I agree, I think it would be interesting to see how muting and the similar feature on Facebook are being utilized...

I checked out the exact list of what you can mute
Accounts that are new (that you donít follow).
Accounts that donít follow you (that you donít follow).
Accounts you donít follow.
Accounts with a default profile photo (that you donít follow).
Accounts without a confirmed email address (that you donít follow).
Accounts without a confirmed phone number (that you donít follow).

"Accounts with a default profile photo (that you donít follow). " suggests that part of the idea is to control the rampant spam thats in there cluttering up users feeds...
2:25 pm on July 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Long time over due. So nice being able to mute certain feeds.