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Twitter: Death Threats and Privilege Hatefests

twitter: The account vanished briefly from Twitter altogether, then resurfaced a few hours later, its earlier tweets deleted, according to Vancouver Courier. The anonymous user posted a note urging Khalid and mainstream media outlets to spend the same energy attacking white privilege hatefests that they do going after parody Twitter accounts. Khalid, who was targeted with hate mail and death threats last year over her controversial motion to condemn Islamophobia and systemic racism, had asked Twitter to investigate the account.article continues below Trending Stories Stroke ends Patrick Condon's Vancouver mayoral run with COPENortheast Vancouver may be getting a little greenway love Remembering Megan Scraper adventurer was gifted athlete, social media maven Minimum wage increases go into effect June 1 across B.C. On Thursday, the account's owner acknowledged a warning from Twitter, after which the username, Twitter handle, photo and biography were all altered in an apparent attempt to hew more closely to the platform's rules for parody accounts. More than 50 parody accounts of Liberal cabinet ministers and MPs have sprouted up in the last few weeks, all of them linked online under the hashtag parodycabinet. Khalid, who represents a riding in Mississauga, Ont., said she didn't think she would merit a parody account, since she's not in cabinet. The number of accounts targeting government members exploded last month when Twitter shut down one that veered too close to impersonating Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. ( As reported in the news.