Twitter can be a remarkable tool.

The ability to instantly send a message to your favorite athlete, a movie star, or even the president of the United States still seems like something out of a sci-fi novel. The platform's ubiquity also means you may even get responses from the famous people you reach out to. That's a good thing, right? As we're learning with each passing day, maybe it's not.

When a science writer tweeted criticism of billionaire Elon Musk, she got a personal response from him — and many of his followers.

Writing for The Daily Beast, Erin Biba recounted what happened when she addressed Musk's recent anti-media tirades and his criticism of nanotechnologist Upulie Divisekera being "100% synonymous with BS" on account of her job title.

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J.K. Rowling blasts the hypocrisy of sexist 'liberal' men in an epic tweetstorm.

She may not agree with Theresa May on politics, but she knows what it's like to get hit with unjust criticism.

After seeing a man on Twitter call British Prime Minister Theresa May a "whore," author J.K. Rowling unloaded on "liberal" men who engage in sexism.

"Just unfollowed a man whom I thought was smart and funny, because he called Theresa May a whore," she began as she offered an impassioned plea for people to criticize May's political opinions and actions instead of resorting to gendered slurs.

As a long-time supporter of the Labour party, Rowling doesn't have much in common with May (the leader of the U.K.'s Conservative Party) when it comes to politics. Still, Rowling knows what it's like to receive criticism based on one's identity instead of their deeds, which is what motivated her flurry of tweets.

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