Twitter bomb threat to British women writers: Police
LONDON (AFP) - British police were on Thursday investigating a bomb threat made on Twitter to several women including three prominent journalists, amid a growing outcry over abusive tweets.
The message from anonymous user @98JU98U989, now suspended, said: "A bomb has been placed outside your home. It will go off at exactly 10:47pm on a timer and trigger destroying everything."
Hadley Freeman, a columnist with the Guardian newspaper, Grace Dent of the Independent and Catherine Mayer, Europe editor of the US-based Time magazine, all said on Twitter they had received the message on Wednesday evening.
Freeman had written a column a day earlier headlined "How to use the Internet without being a total loser", responding to a series of violent and sexually explicit messages aimed at women on the social network.