Twitter 'trolliday' declared in protest at abuse

Hundreds of people on Twitter have said they will refrain from tweeting today, to protest at the recent abuse and threats received by several high-profile women on the platform.

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I'm going to be off until midnight on Sunday, except for Tweeting the hashtag #twittersilence #trolliday #bepolite

The hashtag #twittersilence has been top trending in the UK for more than 12 hours, as people debate their feelings on the protest.

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Presenter sent bomb hoax tweet

TV presenter Mary Beard has revealed she was sent a bomb threat hours after the head of Twitter UK, Tony Wang, offered a personal apology to women who have experienced abuse on the social messaging site.