Robin Williams’ death prompts Twitter to review its privacy policy

Created: 08/14/2014 11:25 AM WHEC.com

Twitter says it's reviewing its policy on privacy and support for family of deceased users after Robin Williams’ daughter was sent abusive messages following his death.
As the company evaluates possible changes, it has suspended the accounts of users accused of posting offensive comments directed at Zelda Williams.
The changes will include broader privacy rules and increased services for family members when a user dies.
On Tuesday, Zelda Williams said she would stop using the short messaging service after receiving the menacing tweets from other Twitter users.

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