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Caroline Criado-Perez: twitter trolls and narks show us how police bigotry works

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DO the police use an even hand when confronting the Twitter mob in full cry? When Caroline Criado-Perez decried the Bank of England decided to replace Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill on new £5 notes – this meant no women, save for The Queens, were on bank notes – she and others who campaigned for equality on folding money brought about a change of heart.

The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, caved in to pressure and announced that Jane Austen is going on the £10 note.

This brought Criado-Perez to attention of the Twitter brains trust, some of whom called for her to be raped and murdered.

 

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Posted: 28th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment