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Clamping down on Twitter abuse

Social networking site Twitter has issued new rules to help clamp down on abusive behaviour.

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Attack on Walthamstow MP prompts new twitter rules

Social networking site Twitter has clarified its rules on abusive behaviour amid an increasing backlash over so-called "trolls".

The company has updated its rules to make it clear that abuse will not be tolerated, and has put extra staff in place to handle reports of abuse, it said today.

Stella Creasy was targeted after giving public support to a feminist campaigner who had herself received such abuse on Twitter

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