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Author Topic: Rachel Riley: 'More security for Countdown' after anti-Semitic threats  (Read 371 times)

Kniwt

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The Guardian reports, based on a (paywalled) report in The Times of London:
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jan/26/rachel-riley-countdown-extra-security-online-abuse

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The Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley has revealed she is to be given extra security on the Channel 4 game show after being abused online for her criticism of antisemitism in the Labour party.

Riley, who is Jewish, said she had been targeted by Labour supporters on Twitter for her criticisms of the party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

She has already spoken about being trolled online, but said the problem had worsened and included physical threats.