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British police arrest man who inspired Twitter’s new ‘report abuse’ button

LONDON, England — British police said on Wednesday they had arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with threats made on Twitter against a woman lawmaker and a feminist campaigner. Stella Creasy, from the opposition Labour party, has received threats culminating in a tweet of a picture showing a masked man…

BBC in hot water over ‘pandagate’ sexism row

LONDON — It was intended as a lighthearted addition to an otherwise serious list of women who made the headlines in 2011. But the BBC’s inclusion of a panda in its “faces of the year” has kicked up a storm. In a media row dubbed “Pandagate” by users of Twitter,…

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