Robin Williams Twitter Backlash 'Policy Changes': Harassment Checks Under Scrutiny After Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media Tool Over Tweets About ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ Star

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Robin Williams Twitter Backlash 'Policy Changes': Harassment Checks Under Scrutiny After Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media Tool Over Tweets About ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ Star: Social media users have been complaining about Twitter’s harassment policies for a long time, but to no avail. As the Emmy’s, and MTV Video Awards pay tribute to the life and wok Robin Williams, Twitter fans have finally been heard about complaints of harassment and abusive tweets that transverse the twitter sphere.

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was characterized as a generous man who entertained the whole world. Unfortunately, it was his death that challenged the minds of Twitter executives. daughter Zelda Williams made a statement that she was leaving the twitter community after being harassed on the social media. Her departure from Twitter caused the CEO and management at Twitter made this statement, about making an effort “improve our policies to better handle tragic situations like this one,” said an online report.

According to business2community.com, twitter users complain every day about harassment. Twitter has ignored this issue for so long that it is battling a PR minefield”: Their weak statement about trying to improve policies contains no concrete actions. It only recognizes that there is an issue. That recognition came about due to the high profile nature of Williams’ announcement.”

Soraya Chemaly, a media critic and feminist activist, points out that Twitter does not “fundamentally care about the effects of harassment on certain members of their customer base – namely, the ones most likely to need additional protections built into the system.” Chemaly also adds that in cases such as Zelda Williams’, it is often the victim that leaves Twitter and not the abuser.

Experts call for action now that the Williams story is still relatively fresh and Twitter needs to implement a ‘rapid-fire crisis management PR” campaign.

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