Filed under: News | Technology News


Twitter Update Rules Ahead of Boycott on Abuse

Twitter has just updated its rules one day ahead of the anti-troll boycott by UK users. Twitter has taken measures to prevent abusive and threatening tweets from appearing on its site.

Aug 3 2013, 8:32am CDT | by

1 Updates
Twitter Update Rules Ahead of Boycott on Abuse

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Twitter Update Rules Ahead of Boycott on Abuse

Twitter Update Rules Ahead of Boycott on Abuse

The Internet may be a geek’s dream come true but it also has its downside. Bullying and badmouthing remain two of the excesses found online. Trolls may be dealt with via the simple dictum of “DFTT” which stands for “Don’t Feed the Trolls”. Yet when push comes to shove they have to be handled by other means than merely ignoring them.

Recently, there have been cases of what may be called the Stalker Syndrome on Twitter. Many female journalists have been threatened with rape and reprisal by bombing from terrorists and psychopathic minds. After a boycott by several people in the UK, the administration at Twitter finally decided to listen to the complaints. The safety features and precautions taken include simplification of the abuse reporting feature. The law may step in when such issues as bodily harm are involved.

Twitter has very categorically stated that it will show zero tolerance for abusive behavior of any sort. Various steps will be taken to ensure this action is followed through. It is willing to work in close coordination with the UK Safer Internet Center in order to help ordinary citizens stay secure in cyberspace.

The head honcho of Twitter UK, Tony Wang has offered his heartfelt apologies to those females threatened on Twitter. He says this is simply not acceptable and will be dealt with firmly. Twitter is going to get tough on these criminal elements. They pose a serious threat to the existence of a peaceful law-abiding society.  

Twitter UK announced in official blog today that, "We have updated the Twitter Rules to clarify that we do not tolerate abusive behaviour. We want people to feel safe on Twitter, and we want the Twitter Rules to send a clear message to anyone who thought that such behaviour was, or could ever be, acceptable."


You Might Also Like


Sponsored Update


More From the Web

Shopping Deals


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest technology trends.




blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Dropbox Acquires Photo Sync App Loom and Document App Hackpad
Dropbox Acquires Photo and Document Management Startups Loom and Hackpad
Dropbox has become a black hole for apps. It has acquired two more startups, the document collaboration tool Hackpad and photo management app Loom as fundamental assets in its list of possessions.
Laura Prepon Tom Cruise Dating
Laura Prepon Tom Cruise Dating
Laura Prepon and Tom Cruise are dating secretly in Tinsel town. The two seem absolutely smitten with each other.
Porsha Stewart Charged
Porsha Stewart Charged
Porsha Stewart has been charged over her recent catfight with fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore. Arrest warrant issued for the beautiful ROHA star, Porsha Stewart.
Nike Air Jordan XX9 reinvents the classical sneaker
Nike Air Jordan XX9 reinvents the classical sneaker
This is Michael Jordan's 29th iteration of the famous Air Jordan shoe.

The Hottest Photos of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013