Political Gabfest discusses Leslie Jones and Twitter.

How You Do Deal With Social Media Trolls? The Political Gabfest Talks Twitter.

How You Do Deal With Social Media Trolls? The Political Gabfest Talks Twitter.

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July 22 2016 4:52 PM
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Why Are Tweets So Much Nastier Than Facebook Comments?

And what can Twitter do to control hateful messages?

Actress Leslie Jones at the Ghostbusters premiere on July 9 in Hollywood, California.
Actress Leslie Jones at the Ghostbusters premiere on July 9 in Hollywood, California.

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Last week, comedian and actress Leslie Jones’ Twitter account was inundated with hateful messages regarding her race, gender, and role in the new Ghostbusters film. In the June 21 edition of the Political Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, the hosts talk Twitter and why the platform seems to be a breeding ground for abusive comments. Why is Twitter more conducive to hateful speech than Facebook? And how do the hosts deal with social media trolls of their own? The Political Gabfest takes on these questions and more—so stay tuned!

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