As announced by owner Elon Musk on Friday, social media business X, formerly known as Twitter, is scheduled to remove a protective feature that allows users to block other accounts, marking yet another contentious choice for the company he acquired last year.
Users can utilize the block feature on X to restrict particular accounts from contacting them, seeing their posts, or following them.
Musk stated in a platform post that the “Block” feature would be deleted as a “feature,” with the exception of direct messages (DMs).
He stated that X would maintain the mute function, which prevents users from seeing specific accounts but, unlike blocking, does not tell the other account of the action made.
Although the billionaire owner claims to be an ardent supporter of free expression, several opponents have called his approach irresponsible.