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Ed Sheeran: I Don't Know Why People Hate Me

Singer says he's 'quitting' Twitter because of all the 'mean things' said about him online

(Newser) - "I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things," says Ed Sheeran. That's the reason the 26-year-old English singer is offering for why he's "quitting" Twitter, the Sun reports, apparently deciding he just couldn't take those mean statements any longer.... More »

Twitter Not Suspending Trump's Account Over CNN Tweet

Many are calling for president to be banned from the social media service

(Newser) - Following President Trump's latest tweet controversy, many are flocking to Twitter to suggest the POTUS be banned from the social media service, Elite Daily reports. Users are suggesting that Trump's tweets, including the recent one showing a WWE wrestling video in which he appears to clobber "CNN,... More »

Threat to Rape 5-Year-Old Forces Columnist Off Social Media

'That this is part of my work life is unacceptable'

(Newser) - Guardian columnist and feminist writer Jessica Valenti is off social media for awhile—after a death and rape threat was directed toward her 5-year-old daughter. Valenti says the vile threat she woke up to on Wednesday has forced her online exit, at least temporarily, the New York Daily News reports.... More »

Twitter Bans Breitbart Editor Over Leslie Jones Abuse

Site is cracking down on 'targeted abuse'

(Newser) - Twitter has promised to crack down on "targeted abuse and harassment," and it appears to be serious about it: A conservative writer accused of leading a hate campaign against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was banned from the site Tuesday, BuzzFeed reports. Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart.com's tech editor,... More »

Woman Who Abused McCanns Online Found Dead

She was confronted by reporter over Twitter messages

(Newser) - A woman accused of taking part in an online hate campaign against the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has been found dead days after she was confronted by a reporter. Brenda Leyland, a 63-year-old described by the Daily Mail as a "church-going mother," was found in a... More »

Twitter to 'Improve Policies' After Zelda Williams Bullied

Family members to get more support, site says

(Newser) - Twitter has promised to take a look at its policies after some sickening abuse over her father's death forced Zelda Williams off the site . After she tweeted a touching tribute to her father, the grieving daughter received messages on Twitter and Instagram blaming her for her father's death,... More »

Twitter: No More Rape or Bomb Threat Tweets

Updates rules, adds 'report abuse' button, promises more staff to address threats

(Newser) - Twitter is finally cracking down on abuse after a number of incidents in the UK where high-profile women were threatened via tweet. Both a feminist activist and a politician were threatened with rape last month, while several female journalists were tweeted bomb threats, reports USA Today . After an online petition... More »

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