- 06 Sep 23
Elon Musk recetnly announced his intentions to remove the site's 'block' feature.
In an interview with People, Warwick shared her thoughts and annoyances with the radical changes being implemented by the website’s new owner.
“I have yet to speak to that young man and I intend to because I am not quite sure what he’s doing or if he knows what he’s doing,” she said. “So until that happens, I’ll reserve my answer to that question.”
Controversial changes include the removal of the ‘verified’ stamp, which are now only given to accounts who pay a subscription, and the overall rebranding of the social media platform from Twitter to X.
Musk intends to continue his overhaul, announcing that plans to remove the website’s ‘block’ feature.
Is there ever a reason to block vs mute someone?
Give your reasons.
Block is going to be deleted as a “feature”, except for DMs
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 18, 2023
The billionaire stated “it makes no sense” to have both “mute” and “block”, but the Community Notes on X noted that the blocking function “is a basic safety feature that allows basic protection for victims of abuse and stalking.”
Both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store also require social media applications to have a block feature.
Last December, Warwick warned Twitter users of the repercussions of Musk acquiring Twitter.
“I know a lot of people have walked away from Twitter. That’s prior to knowing exactly what he’s going to do. He’s new to the game,” the artist told People.
The South African business mogul officially acquired the website in October 2022 for approximately $44 billion (€41bn).