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Twitter Plans New Privacy Tools to Get More People Tweeting

  • Features give users more control over who sees which posts
  • ‘Social privacy’ push targets reputation, identity management
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Twitter Inc. is planning to test new privacy-related features aimed at giving users greater control over their follower lists and who can see their posts and likes, an effort to make people more comfortable interacting and sharing on the social network.

The tools are related to what Twitter executives call “social privacy,” or how users manage their reputations and identities on the service. This includes information like a person’s list of followers, the tweets they like, and whether their accounts are public or private.