Can Twitter defeat its trolls?

Twitter abuse is in the spotlight after trolls hounded Robin Williams' daughter until she quit the platform -- but is there anything the social network can do to rein in users? Serial abusers use networks of pseudonyms to avoid crackdowns and remain online, and that's hard to prevent, Chris Morran writes. "We live in a world where everyone old enough to hold onto an iPhone has the ability to anonymously indulge their most base instincts," Morran writes.

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