Rabid trolls prompt Twitter to promise ‘Report Abuse’ button on all messages

UK journalist and feminist leader Caroline Criado-Perez spearheaded a campaign to replace Charles Darwin’s image with Jane Austen’s on a British banknote.

Good idea, said the Bank of England. Then, all hell broke loose.

For nearly 48 hours following last Thursday’s announcement that Jane Austen’s likeness would grace the £10 note starting in 2017, the death and rape threats poured in from Twitter.

According to Criado-Perez, during that period, she received a flood of internet trollery ejaculated at the rate of 50 pieces of scum per hour.

At least one of her supporters, MP Stella Creasy, also received murder and rape threats.

SOURCE: nakedsecurity.sophos.com