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Twitter Isn’t Doing A Damn Thing About Racist Trolls Attacking Leslie Jones

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On Monday, “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones’ Twitter account was hit with an avalanche of horrifically racist and sexist tweets. Jones spent the better part of the day retweeting the most egregious examples.

According to the Los Angeles Times, after the actress shared the inappropriate tweets, fans reached out to Twitter demanding that the platform update and enforce its harassment policy. In the wake of Twitter’s inaction, fans started the #LoveforLeslieJ in which praise was heaped on the “SNL” comic and star of the successful “Ghostbusters” reboot. “Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig expressed his support of Jones using the hashtag.

Neither Jones nor Dorsey publicly disclosed whether they discussed her situation, but shortly after the Twitter CEO responded to Jones, she posted a distressing series of tweets implying that she was leaving the social network altogether.

UPDATE:

On Tuesday night, Twitter finally took action regarding the racist troll campaign against “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones and banned Breitbart tech editor, GamerGate shithead, and alt-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos. According to BuzzFeed News, the ban is permanent, so for anyone harassed, annoyed, or disgusted by Yiannopoulos’ hateful antics, this is a “Ding, dong, the witch is dead” moment.

“People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter,” a Twitter rep said. “But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.”

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