Sunday, 29 July 2018
Online trolls may be barred from being MP or councillor per BBC News
Two nuggets in this BBC report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44995171 run counter to the BBC usual narrative that women receive the majority of abusive tweets and that it's nasty alt-right types that are making the majority of the abuse.
'A joint analysis of tweets in the run-up to the election in 2017, by the University of Sheffield and BuzzFeed News. found that male Conservative candidates received the highest percentage of abuse on Twitter.
Amnesty International had carried out a separate analysis of the accounts of 177 female MPs in the six months leading up to the election and found that Labour's Diane Abbott received almost half (45.1%) of all abusive tweets that were sent to female MPs. '
Don't expect this to stick in the BBC collective memory, the narrative will survive.