More must be done to clear out the trolls on social media
Social media is a double-edged sword for anyone with a public profile. It is a great way of spreading your marketing message or political philosophy for example, but it also makes you an easy target for trolls. Paula Bradshaw, the Alliance MLA, says that sleazy men hit on her online while vicious opponents use the medium to vent their bile.
She is not the only clever, capable and successful woman to suffer such abuse or unwarranted attention from cowards who hide behind the anonymity of the medium rather than show their faces in public. There needs to be more controls on social media to counter the activities of the despicable trolls.