Twitter, facing pressure for not doing enough to curb abusive behavior on its platform, said on Tuesday it would upgrade some features to better combat cyber-bullying. The company said it would expand the "mute" option to allow users to block tweets based on keywords, phrases and the content of conversations from a user's notifications. The "mute" option currently allows users to block tweets from accounts. The change will be rolled out to all users in the coming days, Twitter said in a blog post. (bit.ly/2fVpQ6j)…
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