The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Deborah Jones, has announced plans to take a Twitter hiatus, citing "vulgar personal attacks" made against her
The diplomat came under fire from critics on Monday over a tweet about an attack on the town of Tarhuna.
"I have concluded it is best to cease efforts to communicate via Twitter insofar as it distracts from our goal of peace & stability," Jones tweeted before signing off. She had about 49,000 followers at the time of writing.
As Jones departed Twitter, at least for the time being, she noted that the U.S. Embassy in Libya will continue to post official statements on the embassy's Facebook page.