The Block Bot

For anyone who spends a lot of time on Twitter, the pain of obnoxious “trolls” is apparent. Among all the positives that come from idea sharing, exposure to new ideas and projects and campaigns, and connecting with fellow activists, there’s always the negative of that anti-feminist user who insists on replying with non-constructive, ignorant comments.

Well, now there’s a solution! Check out the Block Bot, a software tool that works to block unfavourable characters and return your Twitter experience to a positive and fulfilling place for discussion.

 

You can install or remove the software anytime, and set the levels according to the level of screening you’re looking for. They range, fittingly, from "annoying to abusive bigot”.

 

Comments

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