Aug 4, 2020

Twitter needs to act over racist abuse, says David Lammy

Shadow justice secretary David Lammy has called on Twitter to be "Faster at stamping out racist threats" after receiving abuse online. The user's account wasn't suspended until Monday, after further tweets from Mr Lammy highlighting the abuse. Twitter said racist behaviour had "No place on our service". He tweeted the abuse again, saying the police were investigating but Twitter had not taken any action. "A Twitter spokesman said:"We have policies in place that address abuse and harassment, violent threats, and hateful conduct.

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