Twitter mets out its own form of justice as it bans actress, Leslie Jones' troll, Milo Yiannopoulos, who spearheaded the racist abuse.
Following reports that the actress was forced to leave Twitter over racist abuse which actually sprang from a war of words between herself and a tech editor for news site, Breitbart, Twitter, has responded by banning Milo.
Jones implored Twitter to step into the situation, which they did on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, banning Milo off the social medium, as it has done to others over racist comments and the like.
Sadly, the move has caused an uproar on the Internet as the hashtag, #FreeMilo has begun to trend following his ban.
Jones was compared to a gorilla by other trolls as well as Milo's followers after his review about "Ghostbusters."
Expressing her pain over the exchange, Jones asked that more be done about online trolls, writing:
"I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart. All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the s*** I got today...wrong," she shared, adding, "I'm not stupid to not know racism exists. And I know it will probably live on way after me. But we have to make people take responsibility."
Her tweet soon got the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ trending on Twitter after Jones highlighted the abuse she was getting.
Twitter however did not keep quiet on the development. "This type of abusive behaviour is not permitted on Twitter, and we've taken action on many of the accounts reported to us by both Leslie and others..."
Jones is part of the all-female line-up in the new Ghostbusters movie, along with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon.