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Twitter Permanently Suspends Breitbart Editor, Others Over Leslie Jones Abuse

The "Ghostbusters" actor told her followers she's quitting Twitter over the harassment

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    Comedian Leslie Jones attends HFC NYC presented by Hilarity for Charity at Highline Ballroom on June 29, 2016, in New York City.

    Twitter said Tuesday it had permanently suspended the account of conservative provocateur and Breitbart.com tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, after reports he led the harassment campaign against "Ghostbusters" actor Leslie Jones, Reuters reported.

    Jones retweeted and shared several abusive tweets she received Monday before telling her 250,000 followers she's quitting Twitter.

    "I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart. All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the s**t I got today... wrong," she wrote. 

    Other accounts had also been suspended, Twitter said. The social media giant has long come under fire for not doing enough to police abusive behavior on the messaging service.

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