Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern receives death threats on social media

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received death threats on social media. 

An image of a gun was sent to Ardern two days ago with the caption, "you are next".

Another was posted to both the Prime Minister and police saying, "next it's you".

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister's Office said the social media company "seems to have algorithms for everything else and they owe the public a duty of care". 

The Twitter account was suspended around 4pm on Friday. 

The suspended account was loaded with anti-Islamic, white supremacist hate speech.

Newshub has reported the tweet to police and the Prime Minister's Office. 

The alleged Christchurch shooter, a 28-year-old Australian national, is a suspected white supremacist, who released a racist manifesto ahead of the 15 March attack where he tried to justify his actions against Muslims.