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talkSPORT to stop promoting Twitter over Collymore tweets

talkSPORT has said it will not promote Twitter because of the site's "apparent lack of support" over abusive tweets sent to pundit Stan Collymore. Twitter says it takes action when offensive content is reported. Police are investigating the claims

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talkSPORT to end Twitter promotion in Collymore row

talkSPORT has said it will not promote the station's or any of its presenters' Twitter accounts because of the site's "apparent lack of support" over the abusive tweets sent to its pundit Stan Collymore.

There will be no mentions of Twitter on air, in its SPORT Magazine or on its digital platforms "until the station feels that Twitter is responding appropriately."

Twitter: We take action when content is reported to us

Its chief executive has written to Twitter about their dissatisfaction. In a message posted on the station's site, Scott Taunton said:

We are dismayed at the lack of response and perceived inaction by Twitter.

Racist or abusive messages of this nature are illegal and unacceptable.

We have more than three million Twitter followers across our accounts but we will not promote these until we are satisfied that Twitter is doing its utmost to prevent abuse of this nature.

We have a duty of care to all our staff and presenters and until I am satisfied that Twitter is treating this seriously we will no longer promote Twitter accounts or use tweets on-air.

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