Elon Musk, the billionaire owner and CEO of X (formerly Twitter), recently made a surprising announcement that has stirred up a heated debate in the world of social media. Musk revealed that X will no longer allow users to block other users, except in direct messages (DMs). This decision has sparked concerns about the safety of social media users and raised questions about how this new policy will work.
In a reply on Friday, Musk stated, “Block is going to be deleted as a ‘feature’, except for DMs.” He further expressed his opinion by saying, “It makes no sense.” This sudden change in X’s block feature has caught many users off guard, as blocking has long been considered an essential tool to protect oneself from harassment and threats on social media platforms.
The announcement by Musk has ignited a passionate discussion about the safety of social media users. Many argue that removing the block feature could leave individuals vulnerable to online abuse, trolling, and other forms of harassment. Blocking allows users to prevent unwanted interactions and maintain a safe and positive online environment. Without this feature, it raises concerns about how X will address the issue of user safety.