Twitter launch ‘report tweet’ function

Twitter has introduced a new ‘report tweet’ function across all of its platforms to enable users to report abusive tweets.

The move has been hailed by campaigners who called for social network websites to take action against threatening and abusive users. As noted in our earlier blog post, ‘report abuse’ buttons and similar functions can have limited effect in stopping internet trolls. But this is a step forward in terms of social network websites taking some responsibility for preventing their platforms being used for abusive purposes.

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