Twitter has announced a new button for its suite of apps, that makes it easier for people to troll celebrities and the vulnerable.
The ‘death threat’ button works in a similar way to the ‘like’ button on Facebook, seen by many as a ‘killer feature’.
“Social media is a very important way of judging your popularity”, said Ken Swansong of Twitter. “But what if you read a tweet you disagree with, and then find it was written by a woman?”
“With this ‘fix’ there’s no need to strain your limited mental capacity by stringing a half-sentence of bile-filled anger together. Just click the skull and crossbones, and let the world know what sort of man you are.”
The innovation was welcomed by the BBC, following threats made to wouldn’t-be Top Gear presenter Sue Perkins.
“We’re going to continue to leak the names of replacements for Jeremy Clarkson”, said an insider. “And we’ll offer the job to whoever gets the smallest number of death threats.”