Politics dumps Twitter litter on journalists

By Ali Breland | The Hill

High-profile journalists are saying they might leave Twitter after tweets attacking them and family members.

The latest controversy is underscoring how the popular social media platform has become toxic in the current political climate.

CNN reporter and commentator Chris Cillizza tweeted on Sunday that he was “about done” with Twitter, after tweets mocking his child’s peanut allergy.

“We are talking about a 9 year old. Feel free to hate me. But don’t mock my son’s peanut allergy. Classless and indefensible,” Cillizza wrote.

MSNBC Anchor Chuck Todd also offered support to Cillizza and criticized the abuse.

“Every time I think Twitter can’t get worse, it does. You people are awful. Leave the man’s family alone. Disgusting,” he tweeted.



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