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Allison Morris

Social media giants must make a stand against vile trolls

Allison Morris


Online abuse is relentless and it is time to take action against it

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Targeted: DUP MLA Diane Dodds was subjected to disgusting abuse on Twitter. Credit: David Young

Targeted: DUP MLA Diane Dodds was subjected to disgusting abuse on Twitter. Credit: David Young

Targeted: DUP MLA Diane Dodds was subjected to disgusting abuse on Twitter. Credit: David Young

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, let’s be honest they are rarely followed through, ‘New Year, New Me’ has a short shelf life. This year I won’t be vowing to get myself to Olympic level fitness, write a novel or scale a mountain.

But I will be spending a lot less time on social media, Twitter specifically is becoming increasingly toxic to society and allows far too many people a free reign to spout lies, conspiracy theories and direct hate at anyone they deem fair game, all without fear of consequence.


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