Twitter reacts to cyberbullying of Zelda Williams

The daughter of the late Robin Williams had to sign off the social media site after at least two individuals sent her very distasteful tweets, including one very tasteless photo.

Today, Twitter responded by disabling several accounts and announcing new policy changes to deal with “cyber-bullying”.

“We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter,” Del Harvey, Twitter’s vice president of trust and safety, said in a statement. “We have suspended a number of accounts related to this issue for violating our rules and we are in the process of evaluating how we can further improve our policies to better handle tragic situations like this one. This includes expanding our policies regarding self-harm and private information, and improving support for family members of deceased users.”

SMH that people can be that cruel.

 

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