Block Party, a tool to combat online harassment, raises a $4.8M seed
By Editor - Wed Sep 21, 8:53 am
If you’ve experienced any form of harassment on Twitter in the last couple of years, then you’ve probably heard of Block Party . And if you haven’t, lucky you! Developed by software engineer and tech diversity advocate Tracy Chou, Block Party helps people curate a safer experience on Twitter. By building on top of Twitter’s API, Block Party lets users automate the process of blocking bad actors and creating block lists on Twitter. For example, if a particular tweet is breeding harassment, then you can automatically block anyone who likes or retweets that post. Block Party launched in early 2021, but now, the company hopes to expand to other social platforms with the help of $4.8 million in seed funding. “We’ve gotten a bunch of initial validation around, is this product going to be useful to folks? Is it going to be possible to build on top of platforms?” Chou told TechCrunch.