Petition calls for 'zero tolerance' of abuse tweets

Over 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for Twitter to have a "zero tolerance policy on abuse" and "to recognise its current reporting system is below required standards".

The petition was set up after feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez was allegedly targeted with violent abuse and rape threats.

The petition is calling on Twitter to take more action to tackle abusive tweets Credit: www.change.org

Criado-Perez successfully drove the campaign for women other than the Queen to feature on English banknotes.

Read: New faces and new policies at the Bank of England

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Twitter abuse suspect bailed

A 21-year-old man arrested in Manchester on suspicion of harassment offences after feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez received abusive threats on Twitter has been bailed.