Twitter issues new rules to control abusive language after storm of misogynist messages

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  • Updated: August 3, 2013 - 2:50 PM

LONDON — Twitter is handing down new rules to control abusive language, the company said Saturday, a move which follows a barrage of nasty, harassing, and threatening messages directed at high-profile female users of the microblogging site.

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dandkfAug. 3, 1312:37 PM

I am a high school educator and I am scared to see what is going to happen next with social media. If you could see that abusive, bullying, harrassing, hurtful, derogatory things that are posted from student to student in our school, you would cry. I am truly surprised we haven't had kids commit suicide or homicide yet, but it is coming soon because there is no filter to stop anyone from saying anything as long as they can hide behind their technology. I know we call all of this technology progress, but I am scared about where we are headed with the ability to say anything without any consequences or responsibility for what you say. I am dreading the day I go to school and social medial has caused someone to kill themselves or someone else. It is that hateful.

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dandkfAug. 3, 1312:40 PM

I am a high school educator and I am scared to see what is going to happen next with social media. If you could see that abusive, bullying, harrassing, hurtful, derogatory things that are posted from student to student in our school, you would cry. I am truly surprised we haven't had kids commit suicide or homicide yet, but it is coming soon because there is no filter to stop anyone from saying anything as long as they can hide behind their technology. I know we call all of this technology progress, but I am scared about where we are headed with the ability to say anything without any consequences or responsibility for what you say. I am dreading the day I go to school and social medial has caused someone to kill themselves or someone else. It is that hateful.

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raleighmamaAug. 3, 13 3:50 PM

Now if Google would institute abusive controls across its products such as Google blogger, that would be amazing.

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dandkfAug. 4, 13 1:24 PM

I am a high school educator and I am scared to see what is going to happen next with social media. If you could see that abusive, bullying, harrassing, hurtful, derogatory things that are posted from student to student in our school, you would cry. I am truly surprised we haven't had kids commit suicide or homicide yet, but it is coming soon because there is no filter to stop anyone from saying anything as long as they can hide behind their technology. I know we call all of this technology progress, but I am scared about where we are headed with the ability to say anything without any consequences or responsibility for what you say. I am dreading the day I go to school and social medial has caused someone to kill themselves or someone else. It is that hateful.

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dandkfAug. 4, 13 6:42 PM

I am a high school educator and I am scared to see what is going to happen next with social media. If you could see that abusive, bullying, harrassing, hurtful, derogatory things that are posted from student to student in our school, you would cry. I am truly surprised we haven't had kids commit suicide or homicide yet, but it is coming soon because there is no filter to stop anyone from saying anything as long as they can hide behind their technology. I know we call all of this technology progress, but I am scared about where we are headed with the ability to say anything without any consequences or responsibility for what you say. I am dreading the day I go to school and social medial has caused someone to kill themselves or someone else. It is that hateful.

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