Feminist suffers threats on Twitter, prompting other users to threaten the social media site with a boycott

Twitter screenEnraged Twitter users have promised to boycott the social media site after trolls threatened to rape and murder a feminist about the new £10 note.

Caroline Criado-Perez campaigned for a woman to be on the bill. However, when it was officially announced that Jane Austen would replace Charles Darwin in the note in 2017, Criado-Perez was sent abusive messages over the course of the next 48 hours.

Shortly after that, a petition was created for Twitter to add a quick button to report abuse. It has been signed by 40,000 people, including popular celebrities. If the social media site does not act accordingly, a boycott will be instigated on Sunday.

“It’s infuriating that the price you pay for standing up for women is hours of rape threats,” expressed Miss Criado-Perez.

Source: Mirror News

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