Twitter bosses step up action against trolls after Robin Williams hoax photo
Earlier this week, Robin Williams daughter Zelda Williams announced that she was taking a break from social media after two Internet trolls sent her a disturbing photo of a body.
Now, Twitter executives are stepping in.
They have suspended several accounts and say they are considering taking more severe action against users who misuse the social media platform.
Vice president of trust and safety at Twitter, Del Harvey, told ABC News: "Twitter will not tolerate abuse of this nature. 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.
"This includes expanding our policies regarding self-harm and private information, and improving support for family members of deceased users."
Williams, who was suffering from depression and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, died in an apparent suicide on Monday (Aug 11).
The comedian's life and work will be remembered in a dedicated segment at the 66th Emmy Awards on Aug 25.
Sources: Contactmusic.com and ABC News