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Another day, another person complaining about Twitter.

This time it’s Tory MP Louise Mensch who has shared some of the many abusive tweets she received when she stuck up for media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Most of it would make your granny blush, but the underlying message was the same – darn you for defending Murdoch.

One commentator branded Mensch’s treatment as misogyny but there was nothing woman-hating about it. It was just hatred full stop.

But why was Mensch so outraged? Twitter is the modern equivalent of the poison pen. Just faster.

If you feel like giving me some Twitter abuse – although I’d rather you were nice – you can follow me @pn_sarah_foster