Ask.fm promises new 'report button' by September

Ask.fm said an updated function for reporting abuse would be live by September 2013 but that new moderation staff would not be in place until January 2014.

• The amend to the report button and additional category will be completed and live on the site by September 2013.

• New members of the moderation team (including the Safety Officer) will be in place by January 2014.

• The button allowing users to opt-out of receiving anonymous questions will be more prominent and accessible by October 2013.

– Ask.fm statement

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