Blocking a follower on Twitter doesn’t stop a person from reading your tweets. It just stops them from reading your tweets in their Twitter feed.
I found this out today when I tried to follow an acquaintance. I tried to follow them and I got an error saying that I can’t because they blocked me. Little did I know that I ever followed them, which is a prerequisite to block a follower.
I must have started following them, and they didn’t want me reading their tweets. So they blocked me. Seems like this feature should stop me entirely from reading their tweets. But it doesn’t. Instead, I can still go to their account and read every tweet they’ve posted. But the blocking just stops me from following them, which means that I can’t read their tweets in my Twitter feed.
I’m not stalking anyone. And everyone has a right to stop someone from reading their posts. The feature is there to help with that. But blocking doesn’t do what you think it does. It’s practically useless. And it could be argued that blocking could cause more bad than good.
In the feeling of being secure, if you say anything bad about someone, thinking that it’s blocked and they can’t read it, think again. That account you blocked can still read your posts. The only way to prevent this is to also make your account private.