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Twitter Will Crack Down on Trolls After Robin Williams’ Daughter Was Bullied Off Network

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Aug
2014

Days after Robin Williams death, his daughter received gruesome messages from anonymous users, including photoshopped pictures showing bruises around her fathers neck and tweets accusing her of his suicide. Two users, @PimpStory and @MrGoosebuster (both have been suspended since the incident), tweeted manipulated images of Williams in a morgue, accompanied by messaged like look at what he … did to himself because of you. One tweet, calling 25-year-old Zelda Williams a heartless b**** was retweeted 25 times. On Thursday, Twitter Vice President of Trust and Safety Del Harvey released a statement on the matter, saying the company will be updating its security policies: We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter.

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