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Susanna Reid reveals she’s QUIT social media over 'nasty' trolls

By: express.co.uk 8 months ago
Susanna Reid reveals she’s QUIT social media over 'nasty' trolls

GOOD MORNING BRITAIN host Susanna Reid has admitted that she’s had to leave social media due to abuse from online trolls.

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The 46-year-old admitted that she sometimes quit Twitter over comment she received horrible remarks from people.

She made the candid comments to co-host Ben Shephard, saying: "If I get something nasty on social media I just delete it for a couple of hours and go back later."

However, she said that it was just a fraction of the vitriol compared to the deluge that was aimed at Labour MP Diane Abbott, explaining: "I just get something tiny of it.”

Susanna is no stranger to social media and is active on her Twitter account with 447,000 followers on the micro-blogging site. 

Her comments come as Diane, 63, appeared on Good Morning Britain to talk about the volumes of internet abuse in the led up to the general election. 

Susanna could be heard gasping after Diane revealed some of the horrendous abuse including a racial slur and a swear word. 

Susanna Reid revealed she has quit Twitter before over abuse

Susanna Reid revealed she has quit Twitter before over abuse

The presenter told her: “I think whatever anyone thinks of politics, differing political views, the fact that you received almost half of all the abusive tweets sent in the run-up to the general election - 45 per cent - is just completely unacceptable, intolerable.”

Diane explained: “We knew we were getting a lot of the online abuse, but we also knew other MPs spoke about it also. But when we discovered that we were getting half of the abuse…  

“When I say abuse, it wasn’t, ‘I don’t agree with you about nationalising the railway’. It was people calling you a n****r b***h, threatening acid attacks, it’s rape, it’s death threats and it’s upsetting for me. But it’s also upsetting for my staff.”

Susanna was clearly stunned as she responded: “Absolutely right and also people listening to those abusive terms will also be upset by them, you’ve received them directly. 

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.

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