CNN's Camerota breaks up with Twitter: 'You've become mean and verbally abusive'

CNN's Camerota breaks up with Twitter: 'You've become mean and verbally abusive'
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CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota announced on Wednesday in an op-ed that she's "breaking up" with Twitter.

Camerota says she's ditching her account on the site because it's become "a cesspool of spleen-venting from people who think it's acceptable to insult other people in public and anonymously." 

"It's over. I'm breaking up with you," wrote Camerota, the co-anchor of CNN's "New Day." 

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"You're a shadow of your former self, the one I was first attracted to. It's no fun to be with you anymore," she continued. "You've become mean and verbally abusive. In fact, you gross me out. You're a cesspool of spleen-venting from people who think it's acceptable to insult other people in public and anonymously."

Camerota, a former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host, first joined Twitter in 2009.  

"So, I'm done. I'm moving on," she writes. "I'm looking for something else, something real and lasting. Something that involves actual people, not nearly 48 million bots."

"I prefer my real friends over fake humanoids run by computers and true trolls filled with genuine venom. Call me old fashioned, but I like hearing viewers' real thoughts, not the ones special interest groups pay them to tweet," she continues. 

"I'm logging off, killing my account. And know this — I won't miss you for a second," Camerota concludes. 

Camerota's co-anchor, Chris Cuomo, is a prolific tweeter and often engages fans and critics directly. Since joining in 2009, Cuomo has tweeted more than 71,000 times, according to his Twitter page

In 2016, Cuomo gave up tweeting in sacrifice for Lent and succeeded in not engaging with his 1.2 million followers.

Camerota joined Cuomo as co-anchor of "New Day" after 16 years at Fox News.