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Abuse spewed out on social media comes from decades of being schooled in callousness

Gail Walker


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Ambushed: The timing of the abuse directed at Diane Dodds was especially cruel. Credit: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Ambushed: The timing of the abuse directed at Diane Dodds was especially cruel. Credit: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Ambushed: The timing of the abuse directed at Diane Dodds was especially cruel. Credit: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

The anonymous tweet sent to Diane Dodds MLA mocking the death of her son Andrew was abusive, vile and horrifying. What wasn’t shocking was the fact it happened.

Just weeks earlier Mrs Dodds and her husband Nigel had shared footage online from the 1996 IRA gun attack upon them as they visited their little boy in the intensive care unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where he was being treated for spina bifida and hydrocephalus.


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