After an outcry in Britain over tweeted rape and bomb threats to female journalists ,Twitter inco. has modifies its rules and says it will add more staff to vet flagged tweets, , and even to a member of Parliament.
Twitter U.K. sent a tweet this morning pointing users to a blog post that announces the rules and staffing changes and reiterates that a "report abuse" button will be added to mobile and Web versions of the site. And Twitter U.K. General Manager Tony Wang later confirmed that the changes were being made worldwide.
The new rules include an Abuse and Spam section that addresses targeted abuse:
Targeted Abuse is that You may not engage in targeted abuse or harassment. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be targeted abuse or harassment are include the below
if you are sending messages to a user from multiple accounts;if the sole purpose of your account is to send abusive messages to others and if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats