Saturday Star

Twitter to weed


TWITTER knows it has a problem with online abuse, and on Tuesday it announced three more changes it’s making to help users deal with it.

The social network said in a blog post that it’s cracking down even more on repeat abusers who make new accounts to continue trolling people who have blocked them.

This “whack-a-mole” problem is a big one for Twitter, which many of its critics have brought up as a consistent weakness in its anti-harassment policies. Twitter started to address this before. In 2015, the company said it would start asking users suspended for abusive behaviour for their phone numbers in order to reinstate their accounts – phone numbers being at least some-

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