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British Female Journalists React to Bomb Threats Received Via Twitter.....

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It appears someone has decided to go after British Female Journalists using Twitter.....last week Twitter said it couldn't manually review every tweet. Due to being global and due to all the activity.


British police have launched an investigation after several female British journalists received bomb threats on Wednesday evening. TIME’s Europe editor Catherine Mayer, Hadley Freeman, a columnist for the Guardian newspaper, and Grace Dent, a columnist for the Independent newspaper, all received identical tweets from an anonymous user or users whose Twitter handle contained a mix of letters and numbers. It appears the account has either been suspended or deleted. The threats follow threats of violence directed at other British women via their Twitter accounts.

Dent posted a screen grab of the tweet, which read:

“A BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. IT WILL GO OFF AT EXACTLY 10.47PM ON A TIMER AND TRIGGER DESTROYING EVERYTHING.”

Several other women were also targeted with the same threat: Sara Lang, a social media manager at the American Association of Retired Persons in Washington (Lang appears to be the only non-British-based woman targeted); Katie Hartwill, an assistant to British Member of Parliament Chloe Smith and Anna Leskiewicz, editor of Oxford University’s student newspaper, Cherwell.

Wednesday’s bomb threats come in the wake of nearly a week of threats of rape and murder targeted at Caroline Criado-Perez, a freelance journalist and feminist campaigner who successfully lobbied the Bank of England to feature a female face (other than the Queen’s) on British bank notes. Parliamentarian Stella Creasy, who took part in the currency campaign, was also targeted.

A recently started Change.org petition to get Twitter to add an abuse button has now received over 110,000 signatures. Twitter announced earlier in the week that it had introduced a button for reporting abuse on its iPhone app, and said it would look to do the same for its Android app and on its website.....snip~

British Female Journalists React to Bomb Threats Received Via Twitter
 

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It appears someone has decided to go after British Female Journalists using Twitter.....last week Twitter said it couldn't manually review every tweet. Due to being global and due to all the activity.


British police have launched an investigation after several female British journalists received bomb threats on Wednesday evening. TIME’s Europe editor Catherine Mayer, Hadley Freeman, a columnist for the Guardian newspaper, and Grace Dent, a columnist for the Independent newspaper, all received identical tweets from an anonymous user or users whose Twitter handle contained a mix of letters and numbers. It appears the account has either been suspended or deleted. The threats follow threats of violence directed at other British women via their Twitter accounts.

Dent posted a screen grab of the tweet, which read:

“A BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. IT WILL GO OFF AT EXACTLY 10.47PM ON A TIMER AND TRIGGER DESTROYING EVERYTHING.”

Several other women were also targeted with the same threat: Sara Lang, a social media manager at the American Association of Retired Persons in Washington (Lang appears to be the only non-British-based woman targeted); Katie Hartwill, an assistant to British Member of Parliament Chloe Smith and Anna Leskiewicz, editor of Oxford University’s student newspaper, Cherwell.

Wednesday’s bomb threats come in the wake of nearly a week of threats of rape and murder targeted at Caroline Criado-Perez, a freelance journalist and feminist campaigner who successfully lobbied the Bank of England to feature a female face (other than the Queen’s) on British bank notes. Parliamentarian Stella Creasy, who took part in the currency campaign, was also targeted.

A recently started Change.org petition to get Twitter to add an abuse button has now received over 110,000 signatures. Twitter announced earlier in the week that it had introduced a button for reporting abuse on its iPhone app, and said it would look to do the same for its Android app and on its website.....snip~

British Female Journalists React to Bomb Threats Received Via Twitter
This new technoligy sucks in the wrong hands!!

Hopefully twitter will add the abuse button and enforce it!!!!
 

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This new technoligy sucks in the wrong hands!!

Hopefully twitter will add the abuse button and enforce it!!!!
Heya Penn. :2wave: Yep, so far just one American. Just think if they did that here. More than 3 or 4. Plus the media would be all up on here and making people aware even moreso.

Wouldn't be just the Police.
 

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CNN reported today that Twitter has added a "Report" button, so that abusive or threatening tweets can be immediately targeted. Good move on their part, and rather quickly done at that!
 
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