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Rachel Riley has actually criticised Twitter as a “cesspit of hate” in reaction to negative comments shes received in the past. When host Anne Robinson revealed that Twitter was celebrating its 14th anniversary, Riley sounded audibly disgusted.”When Robinson told her “you dont have to be on Twitter,” Riley replied: “You do not, but it began out truly great.”Riley found herself at the centre of a Twitter backlash in 2019. In May, she told a high court judge that a tweet by Laura Murray, an aide of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn damaged her reputation, and led to a collective project to get her fired from Countdown.Rachel Riley tore into Twitter and its users on Countdown (Channel 4)She said she had gotten “a fantastic offer of abuse” after commenting on the news about Corbyn getting struck by eggs tossed by a Brexit fan while going to Finsbury Park mosque in March 2019.

Rachel Riley has actually criticised Twitter as a “cesspit of hate” in response to negative comments shes received in the past. TheCountdown star tore into the social media platform during Fridays episode (16 July). When host Anne Robinson revealed that Twitter was celebrating its 14th anniversary, Riley sounded audibly disgusted. Robinson then asked Riley why she made the noise, to which she said: “If you might have gone back and strangled it as a kid, I believe it may have been much better for humanity.”Riley, elaborating on her point, said: “Susie [Dent, Countdowns dictionary corner professional] and I have different experiences on Twitter. Susie has people skipping around and people showing her photos of sweet floss and good things, and I have a different Twitter feed. “It simply develops bubbles and, for certain groups of individuals, those bubbles arent really pleasant.”When Robinson told her “you do not have to be on Twitter,” Riley responded: “You dont, but it started truly nice. It began as a way to discuss Manchester United or to assist individuals with their Maths homework, and [now] its ended up being a bit of a cesspit of hate.”Riley discovered herself at the centre of a Twitter backlash in 2019. In May, she told a high court judge that a tweet by Laura Murray, an aide of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn damaged her track record, and resulted in a concerted campaign to get her fired from Countdown.Rachel Riley tore into Twitter and its users on Countdown (Channel 4)She said she had gotten “a good deal of abuse” after discussing the news about Corbyn getting hit by eggs thrown by a Brexit advocate while visiting Finsbury Park mosque in March 2019. Riley had actually shared a screenshot of an unassociated tweet sent by Guardian writer Owen Jones, reading: “I think sound life suggestions is, if you do not want eggs tossed at you, do not be a Nazi.”She accompanied the retweet with the words: “Good suggestions.”In reaction, Murray wrote: “Today Jeremy Corbyn went to his regional mosque for Visit My Mosque Day, and was attacked by a Brexiteer. Due to the fact that he is a Nazi, Rachel Riley tweets that Corbyn is worthy of to be violently attacked. This lady is as unsafe as she is silly. No one ought to engage with her. Ever.”Riley later on stated she was being “ironical”. She stated in a statement: “The action to the offenders libel of me was a concerted attack on me and my profession,. My career remains in the general public domain. A concerted project was started to get me fired from my job, as being somebody who had advocated violence.”Countdown airs weekdays on Channel 4.

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