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Ashley Judd: Twitter 'inadequate' at stopping abuse

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Ashley Judd said in March that she would press charges against Twitter trolls who attacked her for tweets about the Kentucky Wildcats’ basketball game. She reinforced her intent Thursday at the 2015 Women in the World Summit in New York, saying that she and her law firm are sifting through the unsavory 140-character tirades sent her way, determining which can be acted against. “Obviously defamation and slander is not nice and protected by free speech,” Judd said, “but saying you want to f— me to death is actionable, and that’s where I am with that.”

Judd continued, explaining she was “aggravated” the social media service has yet to reach out: “When I was sitting there trying to report to Twitter, the method they gave me was so inadequate, and so underrepresented the experience I was having, and demoralizing every time I got an automated response from Twitter.” Despite this, Judd has no plans of leaving the Twittersphere, asserting a desire to remain “connected and real.”

Read the full rundown of Judd’s criticism and the panel at The Hollywood Reporter.

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