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Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones isn't buying 'free speech' bullshit on harassment

"Hate speech and freedom of speech? Two different things."

Ghostbusters actress and Saturday Night Live performer Leslie Jones has had an eventful week. The actress made headlines after highlighting a round of vicious, racist and sexist abuse directed toward her on Twitter, culminating in a response and direct action from the company itself.

Jones recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she discussed the ordeal in the video above. Where Facebook was "on it" when it came to harassment, she said, Twitter leaves something to be desired.

"It's like, OK, that's my favorite restaurant," Jones said in a comparison of Twitter. "I love the food there. Three people just got shot in front of me. Y'all need to get some security."

Although Jones never "left" Twitter — she simply took a break to log off for the night — she notes that, had she not spoken up, "nobody would have ever known about this." Those involved in her abuse would still have their accounts.

"What's scary about the whole thing is that the insults didn't hurt me," Jones said. "Unfortunately, I'm used to the insults. That's unfortunate. But what scared me was the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause ... Everybody has an opinion, and it all comes at you at one time. They really believe in what they believe in, and it's so mean. It's so gross and mean and unnecessary.

"It's not right. It's not right to gang up on anybody."

As for those arguing that a ban is silencing free speech? Jones has an answer for you.

"Hate speech and freedom of speech? Two different things," she said.

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