Collymore calls out Twitter over trolls

Collymore has complained to twitter over abuse

Former soccer player Stan Collymore has called out Twitter for “not doing enough” to stamp out abusive tweets, after he was targeted by online trolls, report AP.

A number of offensive tweets are being investigated by the police. The tweets were in response to the pundit suggesting that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez had dived during his team’s match against Aston Villa.

The former Aston Villa striker has been retweeting the abuse he has received, and calling on twitter to take action – as well as repeatedly sharing how unhelpful the social media site has been.

Broadcaster Piers Morgan – hardly the most popular of people on Twitter – was also subjected to abusive tweets after joining calls for action to be taken.

A spokeswoman for Twitter said that the company was unable to comment on individual users, but claimed that the site had made it easier to report abusive messages – though offered no comment as to the lack of assistance offered to the police, saying there were “established processes” in place.


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