The tweet, inevitably, was deleted – as was the account of ‘Tommy Holland’.
Islam joined Sky News from Channel 4 News, where he was Economics Editor, replacing long-standing Political Editor, Adam Boulton.
In an interview with The Independent, he spoke of how he had been the victim of police racial profiling following 7/7, and how social media allowed to people to hurl abusive – with some not even bothering to hide behind an anonymous handle. He said:
“I fully welcome viewers holding us to account but there’s also a lot of anger out there. It’s remarkable what people will say under their real names even on Facebook.”
It’s not the first time he has confronted racists on Twitter.
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