Political commentator Owen Jones today quit social media with a lengthy statement detailing how he was subjected to menacing death threats.
The 32-year-old, who has over 500,000 Twitter followers and more than a quarter of a million likes on Facebook, said he believes social media is "no longer" a useful tool for political debate.
The Guardian columnist said he will continue to post articles and videos, but will not undertake in discussion with people "denouncing my motives while sending abuse".
He said that trying to debate with both left-wing and right-wing views had become "totally unproductive" and "frankly just completely and utterly depressing".
In a statement stretching to more than 1,100 words, he said: "I find myself constantly engaging with people denouncing my motives while sending abuse. And my friends ask: What are you doing? Why are you wasting your life on this nonsense? And they're just right.
"Added with the usual far-right extremists sending ever more creative descriptions of how they're going to torture and murder me, I'm no longer convinced social media is as useful a tool for political debate and discussion as it once was.
"I know the obvious responses to this. Put your violin away, stop pitying yourself. Get a thick skin. You put your views out there, expect to get attacked. That's how this works.
"But to be honest it isn't about that. I'm just wasting my life. I wouldn't choose to walk every day into a room full of total strangers screaming mindless abuse and making up what I think and what my motives are, but in a sense that's what I'm currently doing."
Jones, a Labour Party supporter, has questioned Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.
And last year, he stormed off Sky News' newspaper review when the presenter refused to describe the Orlando Massacre, where a gunmen opened fire on a gay nightclub in Florida killing 49 people, as an attack on gay people.
It's unclear if he was reported any of the abuse to police.