Twitter is taking online abuse very seriously. In addition to the changes they made in March allowing ways to silence people that have not added a profile picture, they are now allowing you to mute accounts that are new, that you don’t follow or that do not follow you.

The new tools can be configured in the Notifications -> Settings -> Advanced Filters section of Twitter.

Although we have a long way to go to deal with the level of abuse and trolling across social media, this is a great step in the right direction and any positive changes to give us tools to deal with it, will be welcomed with open arms.