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New tool to help women report harassment on Twitter

IANS November 09, 2014 11:06 IST

New Delhi: The micro-blogging site has launched a tool that will allow women to report abuse and harassment on Twitter and get the issue resolved within 24 hours.

Developed with the help a non-profit organisation known as Women, Action and Media (WAM), the tool ia another weapon in Twitter's fight against online trolls and bullies.

WAM will monitor incoming reports and bring them to Twitter, as well as track Twitter's responses to help the company improve its policies around harassment, Wired.com reported.

"We are using this pilot project to learn about what kind of gender harassment is happening on Twitter, how that harassment intersects with other kinds of harassment (racist, transphobic etc) and what types of cases Twitter is prepared (and less prepared) to respond to," a post on WAM website read.

"We are not Twitter and we cannot make decisions for them. We are going to do our best to advocate for you with them, though," the post added.