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Amnesty slams Twitter's inaction over the online abuse of female MLAs

Call for crackdown after shock Telegraph survey highlights issue

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Grainne Teggart from Amnesty International

Grainne Teggart from Amnesty International

Grainne Teggart from Amnesty International

Amnesty International has rounded on Twitter for not doing enough to protect women after a Belfast Telegraph survey showed that more than three-quarters of female MLAs had experienced abuse online.

Northern Ireland's five main parties have expressed serious concern after our survey showed that a quarter of women MLAs had been sexually harassed during their political lives.