US Ambassador 'Trolled' off Twitter

The American Ambassador to Libya, Deborah Jones (pictured), has announced that she is leaving Twitter.

Her decision follows the reaction to her tweet yesterday: "Terrible news today from #Tarhouna where 8 innocent displaced #Tawergha killed in air strikes. This violence serves no one's interests."

This was met with a stream of criticism and abuse, leading the Ambassador to abandon Twitter as a communications medium: "I have concluded it is best to cease efforts to communicate via Twitter insofar as it distracts from our goal of peace & stability 4 #Libya."

The embassy, now working from Malta, will continue to post official statements on its Facebook site.

According to a report from Libya Herald, the ambassador is due to leave her post this summer.

(Sources: Twitter @SafiraDeborah, Libya Herald)

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