Leslie Jones makes a brave return to Twitter

2016-07-22 17:00
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Los Angeles - Leslie Jones has returned to Twitter.

The Ghostbusters actress quit the social media site on Monday after being bombarded with racist abuse, but has admitted she can't stay away and will now be posting again.

She tweeted: "Welp...a bitch thought she could stay away. But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!! (sic)"

After being inundated with kind messages welcoming her back to the microblogging site, Leslie thanked her fans for their support and urged them to tune in to see her on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

She posted: "Thanks for the love and support I received! made me feel real special See you later on @sethmeyers #LoveForLeslieJ (sic)"

Earlier in the week, Leslie felt she was in a "personal hell" over messages she had received.

The 48-year-old actress retweeted some of the messages from various accounts racially and misogynistically abusing her.

She then also pleased with Twitter to do something about the racist trolls as she refused to ignore them, as many people had told her to.

Eventually, one troll, Milo Yiannopoulos - who is well-known for attacking people online - was banned from the site.

And after having his account, which uses the handle @nero, suspended several times he has now been shut down for good.

Twitter said in a statement: "People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Over the past 48 hours in particular, we've seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts, ranging from warnings that also require the deletion of Tweets violating our policies to permanent suspension."

Milo has previously described himself "the most fabulous supervillain on the internet".

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