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Twitter reversed a change the company made to its "block" feature Thursday after users complained that the new policy would empower perpetrators of online abuse, according to a Reuters' story.

Under the short-lived policy, a blocked Twitter user could still view or tweet at a person who had blocked him or her, but that activity would be invisible to the blocker as if the offending account did not exist, the story said.

Twitter, which just recently became a public company, was hit with a barrage of complaints about the change, and Twitter reverted to its original policy that lets users prevent harassers from following them or interacting with their tweets. Users also are notified if they are blocked.

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