Twitter to Offer Women Harassment Reporting via Advocacy Website

November 13, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Social networking giant Twitter has joined hands with nonprofit advocacy group Women, Action, and the Media (WAM!) to curb abuse and harassment that are directed towards women on their social networking platform.

The new tie- up, which took place last week, has updated the Twitter policy to deal with harassment of women which includes impersonation, violent threats, false information, hate speech, revenge porn and incitement to harass.

The reporting can be carried out by filling the form out of Twitter platform on WAM website, which will require the user to provide a detailed summary of the incident of abuse on Twitter.


Multiple Twitter accounts could also be mentioned to avoid the need for refilling various forms.

Though reporting on WAM website, the report will be directed to Twitter for further action. WAM also states that the reports submitted will be limited to sharing only with Twitter and not anyone else.

WAM has stated that they will be engaged in constant work with Twitter to improve their responses to the harassment of women on their platform.


The new policy was taken after a recent survey conducted by Pew Research Internet Project revealed that around 25% of women aged between 18 and 24 have been victims of online sexual harassment.

It also reveals that around 26% of women of the same age group have experienced online stalking.

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