Michelle Mone reveals indyref Twitter abuse

Michelle Mone: Blocked over 300 Twitter users over abuse. Picture: Neil Hanna
Michelle Mone: Blocked over 300 Twitter users over abuse. Picture: Neil Hanna
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BUSINESSWOMAN Michelle Mone has said she was forced to block more than 300 people on Twitter after receiving abusive messages on the social networking site over her support for the No campaign in last month’s Scottish independence referendum.

The Ultimo founder appeared on Good Morning Britain yesterday and voiced her concerns over the severity of the abuse she received.

She said: “I’ve got over it now, but it was really severe. When you block someone on Twitter you can send a report, but I never heard back from Twitter once, so that’s what worries me especially when it comes to children. When kids get bullied at school in the playground people say things in the heat of the moment.

“But when someone’s sitting behind a keyboard it’s like a hundred times worse because they just attack in a very severe way.”

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