Twitter U.K. cracks down after threats against women

WTVR.com

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Twitter is cracking down on abusive behavior on its site in response to recent threats against high-profile women in the United Kingdom.

There has been a lot of pressure on the social networking site to increase these measures after several female members of parliament and female journalists were the targets of misogynistic, bomb and rape threats.

Twitter’s U.K. arm announced Saturday that it updated its rules section to clarify that abusive behavior is not tolerated.

In a blog post, Twitter reiterated that an in-tweet report button is available on Apple devices, so that users can report abusive behavior directly from a tweet rather than going through the help center. This button will be available for Androids and on Twitter.com next month.

Twitter also said that it is adding more staff to handle abuse reports, and will use promoted tweets to bring more attention to the issue.

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