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Friday, January 24, 2014

Two Twitter users have received short jail sentences in England for sending threatening messages to a feminist who led an online campaign to get a woman other than the Queen on currency. Isabella Sorley, 23, and John Nimmo, 25, bombarded Caroline Criado-Perez with rape and death threats from as many as 86 different accounts. Sorley, who has a degree in creative advertising, used Twitter to tell Criado-Perez to "f--- off and die you worthless piece of crap," "go kill yourself" and "rape is the last of your worries." Sorley has 25 previous convictions, most for being drunk and disorderly.

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Criado-Perez was subjected to fresh Twitter abuse after the sentencing, which led to one user having their account suspended.

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"a campaign to get a woman on a denomination of currency."

I thought they had multiple Queens on their money.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-01-24 05:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

I thought they had multiple Queens on their money.

Is Boy George on a pound note?

#2 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2014-01-24 05:40 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I thought they had multiple Queens on their money.

I clarified the description and added a link to her campaign. It was to get a woman in addition to the queen on money.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-24 06:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

#3 I will post my response on the Nooner!!! :-)

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2014-01-24 06:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Twitter Trolls" - I rather like that label.

#5 | Posted by CalifChris at 2014-01-24 10:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

Christine Keeler or Koo Stark would be fine examples of Mother England.

#6 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-01-25 02:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

Physical threats represent intimidation and do not represent freedom of speech, be they be said in person, via phone or posted on the internet.

#7 | Posted by Robson at 2014-01-25 03:44 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

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