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Stan Collymore: 'Twitter a vacuum for abuse'

Former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of not doing enough to combat abusive messages after he was targeted by internet trolls.

Mr Collymore said he received offensive messages and death threats after he suggested Liverpool striker Luis Suarez dived to earn a penalty in last Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

He spoke to BBC Breakfast to explain why he wants Twitter to do more to tackle the issue of trolls.

He said police were "banging their heads against a brick wall" because of the way Twitter operated, and accused the company of providing a "vacuum" in which abuse of all kinds was published.

  • 22 Jan 2014
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