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Twitter in tough stand on bullies

Washington: Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse, laying out stronger penalties for misconduct on the social media platform in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired.

Reuters was not immediately able to confirm that the email published by the micro-blogging site was genuine.

In a series of tweets on Friday, the social media company's Chief Executive Jack Dorsey announced plans to act more aggressively to limit the number of bullies.

The email published by Wired said the new extended set of guidelines follow up on Dorsey's tweets and will include the immediate and permanent suspension of any account Twitter identifies as the original poster/source of non-consensual nudity.

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