Twitter Cracks Down on Harassment

After abusive Twitter trolls harassed Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda Williams to the point where she quit social media entirely, an official for the site has responded. Twitter’s Vice President of Trust and Safety pledged on Thursday to review the site’s policies to help prevent future harassment scenarios like Zelda Williams’. “We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter,” he wrote. “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.”