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Chastening experience: Former Alliance MLA Anna Lo at home

Chastening experience: Former Alliance MLA Anna Lo at home

Chastening experience: Former Alliance MLA Anna Lo at home

A former MLA who said “relentless abuse” from online trolls was a major reason why she quit politics in 2016 has called for tech companies to do more to tackle the problem.

Anna Lo, who represented South Belfast for nine years, believes there has been an increase in cyber abuse towards women, which she thinks puts females off going into jobs in the public eye.


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