Twitter Cracks Down on Abuse

After a rash of scary, misogynistic tweets directed at high-profile female users, Twitter cracked down on Saturday by issuing new rules intended to curb abuse. Like Facebook, Twitter will now feature a button allowing users to report abuse, rather than forcing them to find a particular form on its help page. The site's rules statement was also updated to clarify that it will not tolerate "targeted abuse," which includes threats, accounts dedicated to harassment and ganging up on a single user. More staff will also be dedicated to monitoring such situations. Cheers to another strike against using web anonymity for evil.