Twitter has unveiled a new ‘safety centre’ to help users report anti-Semitic tweets on the social media platform.

Last week’s announcement comes just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron criticised internet giants for not doing enough to stop the spread of extremism and hatred online.

The new service will help users keep accounts secure, control what others can see and report tweets that violate Twitter’s rules.

It follows consultation with Jewish group Community Security Trust (CST), which reported a 118 percent rise in anti-Semitism online last year.

Twitter’s Head of Safety, Patricia Cartes, said: “What is really important for us is to continue to engage with CST to really understand what is happening in the offline world and make sure that our mechanisms are prepared to cope with the increase of reports.

“It’s the insight that groups like CST have that empowers us to make changes and take action.”

Source: Jewish News