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Twitter ups fight against trolls by letting users report multiple tweets at once


By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

April 26, 2016 | 2 min read

Twitter has changed the way it allows users to report abuse online, in a bid to clamp down on harassment on the platform.

Users will now be able to report multiple tweets at once, to help them provide more information about the extent of abuse and reduce the time it takes for the site's moderators to sift through the complaints.

Announced yesterday, the move follows a string of other measures introduced by Twitter in recent months to help tackle the issue of trolling. In February the microblogging site partnered with a number of specialist charities to create a global expert safety council that will work to establish a slate of anti-harassment features and help protect users from online abuse and threats.

Promising that there are "more improvements" to come in a blog post, Twitter safety engineer Hao Tang noted that the well being of its users continues to be a "top priority" for the social giant.

"This update makes it easier for you to provide us with more information about the extent of abuse and reduces the time it takes to do so. That added context often helps us investigate issues and get them resolved faster," he added.

The new feature will be rolled out worldwide in the coming weeks.

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