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Which Celebs Employ the Block Feature on Twitter?

And How?

By Kady Ruth Ashcraft ·
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Once of Twitter's most under appreciated features is the ability to block a user. You can do it for absolutely any reason. Out of hate, annoyance, mischievousness or pure boredom. Many people employ the feature, including myself for the first time recently, and including our president for what seems like his whole life. But to the surprise of almost everyone, Chelsea Clinton tweeted an image of her block list this week. It was empty.

As a public figure with a mother who's perhaps one of the more polarizing people on the planet (I feel comfortable making that assertion) it’s absolutely wild she has no one blocked. She undoubtedly receives daily harassment if not actual threats from trolls and prominent people alike. Just see what she wrote Rush Limbuagh called her at 12. Chrissy Teigen responded to Clinton’s tweet in complete shock. How could she be blocking no one? Teigen makes frequent use of the feature and is quite vocal about doing so.

So who else employs the block feature? And why? I did some advanced digging AKA used the “Advanced Search” on Twitter on some of the platform's more popular users. Of those who publicly discuss blocking, here’s what they’ve had to say about it. Some of this is serious, some of it not at all. 

Kady Ruth Ashcraft is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and Amtrak Princess. Follow her on twitter @kadyrabbit and tweet her pictures of your pets.

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