Turds, traitors and tossers: the abuse of UK MPs via Twitter

  title={Turds, traitors and tossers: the abuse of UK MPs via Twitter},
  author={S Ward and Liam McLoughlin},
  journal={The Journal of Legislative Studies},
  pages={47 - 73}
ABSTRACT There has been growing public attention around the abuse of MPs online including criminal convictions for violent threats, regular coverage of racist and misogynistic language directed at representatives. Yet, the extent of the problem and patterns of abuse remain relatively under-researched. So far, much of coverage of the problem is anecdotal or based on self-reporting from MPs. This research sets out to provide a more rigorous benchmark measure of abuse. It also examines targets and… Expand
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