Twitter urged to curb hate speech against people with disabilities

Social networking app Twitter has been asked to take action to stop misbehaviour by users against disabled people on its platform.

A Britain-based charity has urged that Twitter should take steps to curb the bullying and hate speech expressed against disabled users.

It has been found that Twitter does not have an easy to use the option for reporting of abusive tweets based on disability. This is promoting such behaviour to be repeated frequently on the app.

The charity has pointed out that the feature to report and label abusive tweets based on the disability of people should be one that is easy to use.

Interestingly, the feature to report abusive tweets based on race, religion, gender or sexual orientation are clearly labelled on the site's reporting tool, whereas an option for disability hate speech is not available.

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