Social Fanzine #18

With the world spiralling through the digital disruption, a lot keeps changing in the social scenario as well. And we, through our fanzine, aim to bring more to your screens keeping you abreast with all that’s rising and trending. Starting with some bird-watching, we have news on the latest update by Twitter. The social channel has been a major platform for trolls to function in the most overwhelming way. Keeping the same under its consideration, the channel is tight-lining its security features to combat abusive behavior. It has very recently announced a “safe search” option to block potentially offensive tweets from users. Adding to the list is another update which does not let people view the replies on their threads by the accounts blocked by them. Which means, the users will only receive notifications from the people only if they haven’t been blocked or are followed by the user. While Twitter is certainly trying to fight an effectual battle against trolls, its Chinese clone Weibo is also enjoying a breath of freedom. China its loosening its grip on the content being shared over the channel. But, before the celebrations roll out, the idea behind the same is crucial to understand..

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