Caroline Criado-Perez, who came under sustained attack on Twitter after running a successful campaign to have a woman's picture placed on a new bank note, has welcomed Twitter's pledge to do more to tackle trolling and abuse on the platform, but said they could have acted quicker.
The head of Twitter UK, Tony Wang, has made a personal apology to the women who have experienced abuse and sexual threats on the social media platform.
Several female journalists have received a threatening tweet telling them that a bomb has been placed outside their homes.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they have received a complaint relating to threats made on Twitter and that enquiries are continuing but have not yet made any arrests.
The Guardian claims the journalists targeted include Hadley Freeman from the paper, Grace Dent, a columnist for the Independent and Catherine Mayer, Europe editor of Time magazine.
According to the Guardian the tweet read: "A BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. IT WILL GO OFF AT EXACTLY 10:47PM ON A TIMER AND TRIGGER DESTROYING EVERYTHING"
Ben Townsend was in court today charged with two counts of sending by public communication network, offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing messages.
The prosecuting solicitor said that he sent these messages via Twitter to two Northampton players.
His defence solicitor said he did this while under the influence of alcohol, after a game between Northampton and Cheltenham Town. He said he now bitterly regretted his actions and now realises that what he said was offensive and racist.
The district judge said there were racial elements to the tweets and she said in the current climate "it is not the sort of behaviour that the courts are going to tolerate".
She asked the probation services to prepare a community sentence. She said she wasn't considering a custodial sentence.
The probationary service was unable to do that today, so sentencing was adjourned until the 4th of July.
Ken Goodwin was in court today for ITV News.
A man from Cheltenham has admitted sending offensive messages to football players. Ben Townsend, 25, pleaded guilty to two charges when he appeared before the town's magistrates.
The charges relate to racist Twitter messages send to Northampton Town football players. Townsend was bailed to appear before the court for sentence on July 4th. He's been told he won't be going to prison.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sending racist tweets to two Northampton Town football players.
It's after striker Adebayo Akinfenwa and defender Clarke Carlisle were sent abusive messages on the social networking site.
The man was arrested in Gloucestershire last night and is being held in police custody.
A Scotland Yard sergeant has resigned over comments he allegedly posted on Twitter about Margaret Thatcher following her death, Sky News Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt reported.
A Scotland Yard sergeant is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police's disciplinary body regarding comments he allegedly posted on Twitter about Margaret Thatcher following her death.
He reportedly tweeted from the account @thinbluespeck, which has now been deleted: "Goodnight Twitter. The world is a better place today now that c*** is dead. Now for Cameron, May and Osborne."