Outspoken journalist, Larry Madowo, has for a long time been on the receiving end of vile netizens, who never miss an opportunity to throw hate his way. The condition that has lead him to seriously contemplate on quitting, his most followed social media account; Twitter, where he commands a following of over a million.
In his recent publication on the Washington Post, Larry expressed his disgust with the his cyber bullies, claiming is they fail to reform he will have no choice but to let the account go. He wrote;
“My experience on the platform has been the most degrading experience of my career. I am constantly considering deleting my account for good. If nothing changes soon, I will have no choice but to deactivate it and walk away from the vile, toxic mess it is for heavy users with strong opinions like me.”
“Hate and abuse are now synonymous with tweeting, but twitter’s indifference (or inability) to deal with it has been particularly damaging. I’ve reported multiple accounts that directly threatened me or whose abuse crossed a line — yet there is almost always no response from twitter — especially if the offending tweets are in local languages.”
“In the most egregious instances, offenders just registered new accounts to continue their hateful campaigns after I blocked them.”