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New Zealand PM Jacinda receives death threats on social media

WELLINGTON: According to the NZ Herald, a Twitter post containing a photo of a gun and captioned “You are next” was sent to New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern on social media.

Another post tagged PM Jacinda Ardern and the New Zealand police said: “next it’s you”.

Police in New Zealand said they are investigating death threats sent to the PM Jacinda Ardern.

A spokesperson said, Twitter “seems to have algorithms for everything else and they owe the public a duty of care”.

Twitter suspended the accounts which contained anti-Islamic content and white supremacist hate speech.

The posts targeted Twitter itself after the social networking giant tweeted a message in solidarity with victims following the Christchurch mosque attacks last Friday which were 50 people dead.

Also Read: New Zealand Terror Attack: 50 Dead After Extremist Australian Gunman Opens Fire at 2 Mosques

The New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has been hailed internationally for her leadership skills and the handling of the situation in the wake of the horrific attack.

In a telephonic conversation with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern, Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan also admired the humane handling of the situation after the massacre.

He appreciated the high level of respect shown by the Prime Minister of New Zealand for Muslims and maintained that Jacinda Ardern has demonstrated the way to other leaders in the face of rising Islamophobia and global extremism.

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