Owen Jones quits social media over abuse

Writer and activist Owen Jones is quitting social media due to the abuse he faces online.

Owen says he has been threatened with “torture and murder” by far right extremists.

But he says the abuse has come from both sides in UK politics with criticism from Labour and Conservative supporters.

Owen is a Labour supporter but has questioned Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party.

Here’s Owen’s Facebook post in full.

He announced he was quitting social media in a Facebook message, saying his experiences online were “utterly depressing”.

“On a daily basis I have angry strangers yelling at me, on the one hand, that

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