Leslie Jones Twitter Bans One of Her 'Trolls' ... Internet Outraged

7/20/2016 9:43 AM PDT

Leslie Jones is in the middle of a social media uproar after Twitter shut down the writer Leslie blames for touching off a storm of racist hate against her. 

Milo Yiannopoulos -- a tech editor for the conservative news site Breitbart -- got banned after Leslie went back and forth with him and his followers over a very mean review Milo wrote about "Ghostbusters." We say "mean" because he called Leslie ... "worthy of a minstrel show."

Leslie's exchange with Milo and her followers included several trolls comparing her to a gorilla.

Leslie begged Twitter to step in, and Wednesday morning it apparently did -- but #FreeMilo is now trending because many users think his First Amendment rights are being violated.

Milo spoke about the ban at a Gays for Trump rally in Cleveland.