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Labour MP says she may leave Twitter over trolls' rape abuse

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Ruth Johnson
May 31, 2016 22:01
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Jess Phillips spoke out after a wave of abuse was launched against her, apparently after she replied to one person who said: I wouldn t even rape you.

The MP for Birmingham Yardley tweeted on Monday:

— Jess Phillips MP @jessphillips

To see the attack of a pack on here check out my mentions 600 odd notifications talking about my rape in one night.

You would need someone employed full time to block the amount of people who have been in touch with me over the weekend.

She said: Until Twitter makes this sort of thing stop happening and stops accepting that this sort of dogpiling and mass bullying can happen, their business model is totally flawed.

Its head of trust and safety, Kira O Connor, said: Hateful conduct has no place on the Twitter platform and is a violation of our terms of service.

In addition to our policies and user controls, such as block, mute and our new multiple tweet reporting functionality, we work with civil society leaders and academic experts to understand the challenge that exists.

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