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'Greater urgency' needed over Twitter abuse - John Whittingdale

30 July 2013 Last updated at 18:20 BST

Social media operators and internet service providers need to act with "greater urgency" over online abuse John Whittingdale has said.

The chairman of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee told BBC News that Twitter executives are likely to be questioned by MPs after two female MPs and a feminist campaigner received threats of rape on Twitter.

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