The Tech Bet

Twitter backtracks on new rule

Christina Medici Scolaro
Twitter's privacy pullback

In what some might call a humbling move, Twitter reversed its privacy policy just one day after it was implemented.

Originally, when a Twitter user blocked another user, all interaction ceased.

The company outraged users by adjusting the rule—allowing "blocked" users to continue to follow accounts that had blocked them, only the "blocker" wouldn't see it.