Twitter will expand 'report abuse' function

Twitter said it plans to include a button for reporting abuse within every tweet, amid a growing furore over online threats to rape and kill a feminist campaigner.

The ability to report individual Tweets for abuse is currently available on Twitter for iPhone, and we plan to bring this functionality to other platforms, including Android and the web.

We don't comment on individual accounts. However, we have rules which people agree to abide by when they sign up to Twitter.

We will suspend accounts that once reported to us, are found to be in breach of our rules. We encourage users to report an account for violation of the Twitter rules by using one of our report forms.

– Twitter spokesman

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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.