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Twitter Makes Filing Harassment Report with Law Enforcement Easier

New feature from Twitter assembles report for law enforcement that includes content of harassing Tweet, the username of the sender and more.

Twitter released a new feature Tuesday that makes it easier to report potentially dangerous Tweets to law enforcement.

Before Tuesday, users had to put together a report by jumping through a number of hoops, including taking screenshots and noting important times regarding harassing Tweets.

According to Yahoo! Tech:

Now, the social network has added a tool that makes it easy to email yourself a report that contains all pertinent information with just a single click. When you report a Tweet using the “It’s abusive or harmful” option, the next pop-up will give you a one-click button giving you the option to send a report that you can then print out and give to law enforcement, should it be required.

This report will contain the content of the Tweet, the username of the sender, the URL of the Tweet, the username of the person to whom it was directed, and the time and date the Tweet was sent. Any additional information law enforcement requires can be requested from Twitter directly.

“While we take threats of violence seriously and will suspend responsible accounts when appropriate, we strongly recommend contacting your local law enforcement if you’re concerned about your physical safety,” Twitter said in a statement. “We hope that providing you with a summary of your report will make that process easier for you.”

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