Considering how many trolls have allegedly tried to bump Kurt Eichenwald off by posting animated gifs on Twitter, it’s no wonder the guy mutes a lot of people.
Although from our own personal experience he doesn’t mute, he blocks people, but we digress.
Kurt was bragging about how he mutes trolls, except it seems like he doesn’t exactly know how mute works.
What I love most about the mute feature of twitter is knowing that there are more than 1,000 trolls who spew nothing but name calling on my feed that are still wasting time banging out insults that no one will ever see.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) January 23, 2018
That’s not how it works, Kurt.
Muting people doesn’t keep others from reading their tweets.
Everyone can still read their replies. Not saying people do, but that's not how the mute function works.
— Jared Hamby (@TWKftw) January 23, 2018
Even the guy trying to be nice to Kurt is like, ‘No dude. That’s not how it works.’
he doesnt know.. #releasethememo
— YesItsMe77 (@YesItsMe77) January 23, 2018
But he thinks he does!
And he’s so tough muting people who disagree with him.
Of course that just means I can talk to your followers and you'll be blissfully unaware. 🙂 (I'm curious though… if just name calling earns a mute, or if that also includes disagreeing with your views. 😉 )
— Steve Wilkinson (@SteveW928) January 23, 2018
We can tell you from experience, he mutes and blocks at the drop of a hat.
So if YOU mute them WE don’t see them?
— WalkTheTalk (@hereforthewords) January 23, 2018
Won’t everyone else see them besides you?
— Kayley (@JanekKayley) January 23, 2018
Drat, his master plan was foiled again!
Do you mute tentacle porn too?
— Whitey McPrivilege 🥃 (@memphisbbq77) January 23, 2018