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Caroline Criado-Perez, who was subjected to a series of threats on Twitter, has received support from a number of well-known faces.
Actress Rebecca Front tweeted her support to Times columnist Caitlin Moran:
MP Diane Abbott expressed her disgust at the abuse:
Comedian Dara O'Briain:
Twitter has defended its user settings and ability to deal with abuse threats on the social networking website.
A new petition, which has gathered thousands of signatures, has called on Twitter to introduce a button to allow speedy reporting of abuse after equality campaigner Criado-Perez was targeted on the platform.
In response to the abuse threats, Twitter issued a statement:
A feminist campaigner who successfully pushed for campaigned for a woman's picture to be put on a new bank note, has become a target of abuse on Twitter.
Caroline Criado Perez has faced a deluge of hostile tweets over the course of more than a day, including threats to rape and kill her.
Ms Criado Perez said: "It's sadly not unusual to get this kind of abuse but I've never seen it get as intense or aggressive as this.
"It's infuriating that that the price you pay for standing up for women is 24 hours of rape threats
"We are showing that by standing together we can make a real difference. We made the Bank of England change its mind, we can do the same with Twitter", she added.
Tony Wang, the general manager of Twitter UK, has said that the company takes online abuse seriously amid calls for the microblogging site to take stronger action.
It follows a series of abusive tweets to Caroline Criado Perez including threats to rape and kill her, after she successfully campaigned for a woman's picture to be put on a new bank note.
Over 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for Twitter to have a "zero tolerance policy on abuse" and "to recognise its current reporting system is below required standards".
The petition was set up after feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez was allegedly targeted with violent abuse and rape threats.
Criado-Perez successfully drove the campaign for women other than the Queen to feature on English banknotes.
Caroline Criado-Perez, the campaigner who successfully pushed for women other than the Queen to feature on English banknotes, has been subjected to a series of threats on Twitter.
She has received support from Stella Creasy, the MP for Walthamstow, and Times columnist Caitlin Moran among many others.