30 Jul '13, 9am

Finally. And long overdue.Twitter to introduce button for reporting abuse | TODAYonline

LONDON - Twitter plans to include a button for reporting abuse within every tweet, the site said today, amid a growing furore over online threats to rape and kill a feminist campaigner. Ms Caroline Criado Perez faced a menacing tirade on the mirco-blogging site after she succeeded in her crusade to have a woman’s picture placed on a new bank note. Police were today questioning a man in connection with the torrent of abuse as Twitter faced repeated calls to ramp up its security policies. The 21-year-old was arrested yesterday in Manchester on suspicion of harassment offences following a complaint made on Thursday. A campaign in support of Ms Criado Perez - which urged the site to facilitate the swift reporting of threatening behaviour - has already received more than 12,500 signatures. The vicious online attack has also led to calls for a boycott of the free social media pl...

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