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You may remember I mentioned in one of my previouse posts that feminist freelance journalist Caroline Criado-Perez was subjected to repeated rape threats on Twitter. Well I’ve just received an email from Kim Graham via Change.org , who after hearing about Criado-Perez’s treatment on Twitter launched a successful campaign for Twitter to create a ‘Report Abuse’ button. Hurrah! About time! Read the full story here.


8 responses to “Report Twitter trolls with abuse button”

  1. Liss Cope Avatar

    this is great news! it should been done sooner by twitter considering the amount of dead and rape tweets. thank you for sharing hun! ❤

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      I know, all of these random celebs are dead tweets, rape threats and weirdo stalkers etc It’s can be crazy out there!

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  2. Kajsa Josephine Avatar

    Great of twitter to have added this feature. Twitter is arena where bad/unwanted tweets travels fast.

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  3. KokkieH Avatar

    This is great. One has to wonder why they took so long to implement such a measure, though. Now if only Goodreads could follow their lead.

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      I know right! I do think all social networks should have one. Apart from WordPress as we are lovely and respectful of each other on here :0D

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  4. Casey @ Veggies & Glitter Avatar

    This is such great news. When I was teaching, I had countless students who were harassed and bullied on Twitter with terrible messages encouraging them to kill themselves or telling them how ugly and undesirable they were. It’s great to know it’s now easy to report those little jerks when I see abuse! 😉

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Nice one! Not being a natural beauty exactly (bursts out laughing at self) I’m surprised that I haven’t had a single negative comment from Twitter – maybe I’m too old at 32 to be a target. I bet they are glad they have you to stick up for them! x

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