During the past few months, social news and conversation website Reddit has taken steps to address online abuse. On Wednesday, Reddit went a step further by announcing that it would provide people with a blocking feature to protect themselves against harassment on the site. It would ban abusive users from sending messages to others on Reddit.
The management feels that if people will be less exposed to negative users, then they will want to engage more with the community. It is vital for Reddit as it aims to spread beyond the 243 million unique monthly visitors it currently registers.