Twitter has taken a stand against online trolls and bullies by finally banning one of the platform’s most notorious and outspoken users. Conservative writer, and Breitbart tech editor, Milo Yiannopoulos - aka @Nero -has had his account permanently suspended along with a number of other trolls following a racist attack on comedian and actress Leslie Jones, the star of the new ‘Ghostbusters’. Jones found herself bombarded with racist abuse on Twitter earlier this week and appealed to the social platform to take a stand against the abuse. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded directly to Jones and his company issued a statement overnight saying it would “take faster action on abuse” promising to “prevent repeat offenders.“ Reuters reports that Twitter said it had seen an “uptick” in the number of accounts violating its “abuse and harassment policies” over the last 48 hours and had begun issuing warnings and suspending users.
The first trailer for ‘Ghostbusters’ has arrived and while the intro - “30 years ago, four scientists saved New York” - suggests it’s a sequel to the original films, director Paul Feig insists it’s not, even though it did begin life as 'Ghostbusters 3’. “I was approached by [originals director] Ivan Reitman to come on board and direct a script that already existed as a sequel. It was an actual ‘Ghostbusters 3’” says Paul Feig.
The first full trailer for the new ‘Ghostbusters’ has finally arrived. Director Paul Feig, the filmmaker responsible for ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Spy’, debuted the first look trailer on the Ellen Show. The new movie sees Erin (Kristen Wiig), a Columbia University academic, her ghost-chasing friend Abby (Melissa McCarthy), the friend’s business partner and mad scientist Jillian (Kate McKinnon), and Patty a MTA employee (Leslie Jones) joining forces as an all-female team to bust ghosts and save New York.