Twitter has issued a new set of commitments after a spate of high-profile allegations of threats and abuse because, it says, "people deserve to feel safe" using the network.
In a blog post written by Del Harvey, Twitter's San Francisco-based head of safety and Tony Wang, Twitter UK's general manager, the service committed to:
- Update its rules to be clearer on abuse and threats
- Add an 'in-Tweet report button' to the Android application and Twitter.com (it has already been introduced on mobile web Twitter and on the iPhone app)
- Work with the UK Safer Internet Centre and include its campaigns in promoted trends
- Add more staff to its teams that handle abuse reports
The pledges come in response to a series of threats and abuse allegations in recent weeks:
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