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Twitter plans 'report abuse' button as man released on bail over hostile tweets

Twitter plans to include a button for reporting abuse within every tweet, the website said today, as a man arrested in connection with a barrage of hostile tweets sent to a feminist campaigner was released on police bail.

Caroline Criado Perez faced a menacing tirade on the micro-blogging site, including threats to rape and kill her, after she succeeded in her crusade to have a woman's picture placed on a new banknote.

Police have questioned a man in connection with the torrent of abuse as Twitter faced repeated calls to ramp up its security policies.

The 21-year-old has been bailed to a date in mid-September following his arrest in Manchester on suspicion of harassment offences, Scotland Yard said.

It follows a complaint made on Thursday to detectives in Camden, north London, who are continuing their inquiries, the force added.

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