After a slew of cyber threats and aggressive tweets targeted women in the UK this week, Twitter unveiled a new in-tweet report button and updated its rules around abusive online behavior.
The microblogging site announced Saturday that it would crack down on online abuse and clarified existing conduct rules in a blog post. (A petition was posted on change.org imploring Twitter to increase its security and add a report-abuse function.)
Twitter’s blog post came several days after this week’s revelations that bomb and rape threats were made against high-profile women. Posted on Twitter’s UK blog, it was written by Del Harvey, the site’s senior director of trust and safety, and Tony Wang, its UK general manager.