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Colombian cartoonist closes Twitter account after threats

Interesting story from Colombia Reports which tells of Colombian political cartoonist Vladimir Florez who closed his Twitter account after dealing with insults and threats. He hat 79,000 followers.

“For some time I had the idea because I could no longer discuss [ideas] with decency. When it turns to threats, to intimidation, to insults and to words of serious crudeness, it no longer has sense,” said Vladdo.

The artist said that he will not reconsider his decision, stating, “To irony they respond with vulgarity and to critique with intimidation. One blocks them, but they multiply,” and added, “I hope that Twitter doesn’t end up being an antisocial network.”

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