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UK radio station bans Twitter on air over abuse
UK sports radio station stops promoting Twitter on air in protest 'inaction' at abusive tweets
Associated Press
2014-01-23 03:01 AM

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's sports radio station says it will no longer mention Twitter on air in protest at the social network's apparent inaction over abusive messages sent to its star presenter.

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore had called on Twitter to take swift action against Twitter users sending him death threats and racist abusive after he suggested Liverpool forward Luis Suarez dived to win a penalty last weekend.

Talk Sport chief executive Scott Taunton says "we are dismayed at the lack of response and perceived inaction by Twitter. Racist or abusive messages of this nature are illegal and unacceptable."

On the station's website, Taunton said Twitter won't be mentioned during broadcasts "until we are satisfied that Twitter is doing its utmost to prevent abuse of this nature."

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