In the wake of Robin Williams’ tragic suicide, daughter Zelda Williams’ grief was compounded by online harassment from several Twitter users. In the wake of the bullying, the accounts were reported and shut down by the social media site.
Now Twitter says it will be giving its policies a closer look.
“[Twitter] will not tolerate abuse of this nature,” Del Harvey, vice president of trust and safety at Twitter, tells ABC News. “We have suspended a number of accounts related to this issue for
violating our rules and we are in the process of evaluating how we can
further improve our policies to better handle tragic situations like
“This includes expanding our policies regarding self-harm and private information, and improving support for family members of deceased users,” he continues.