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TROLLS FORCE WILLIAMS’S DAUGHTER OFF TWITTER

August 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the death of Robin Williams, much of TV news, radio talk shows, and the social media were awash in grief and many users were employing amateur psychology to explain why someone who had been loved by so many would take his life. But there were some who did not. Williams’s 25-year-old daughter Zelda had posted pictures and several personal tributes to her father on the social media. But a handful of Internet trolls shot back with comments blaming Zelda for his death and posting grotesque Photoshopped images of her father’s body. "I’m shaking," Zelda Williams wrote later. She signed off Twitter "for a good long time, maybe forever." In a statement, Del Harvey, Twitter’s vice president of trust and safety, said, "We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter. 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 one."