'Ghostbusters' star Leslie Jones Calls For Limits On Free Speech And "Reporting" Of People Who Say Mean Things
Twitter’s CEO on Monday night reached out to comedian Leslie Jones after she highlighted the harassment she had been receiving on the social media platform.
“Hi Leslie, following, please [direct message] me when you have a moment,” Jack Dorsey tweeted to Jones, who had documented the racist and sexist tweets being directed at her account.
Jones, a star of the new "Ghostbusters" remake and a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," tweeted screenshots of many instances of harassment Monday.
Some Twitter users sent Jones, who is black, pictures of apes and monkeys and hurled insults at her. She said Twitter should bolster its anti-abuse policies — a frequent call among users.
“Twitter I understand you got free speech I get it,” she wrote in a series of tweets. “But there has to be some guidelines when you let spread like that.
“You can see on the profiles that some of these people are crazy sick. It's not enough to freeze [their account]. They should be reported.”