• Online abuse on Facebook and Twitter can’t be solved by regulation alone

    Laura Bliss, Edge Hill University The severity of abuse conducted online during 2017’s general election has brought the issue into sharp focus for politicians, some of whom have urged the prime minister to legislate against Facebook, Twitter and Google to make them liable for content posted on their sites. Complaints about online harassment in the […]

  • Abuse of women MPs is not just a scandal – it’s a threat to democracy

    Laura Bliss, Edge Hill University Following the intense election campaign of 2017, Labour shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke out about the racist and misogynistic abuse she received online. Abbott revealed that she was subject to a litany of abuse on Twitter. In a recent Westminster Hall debate, she described the comments she received as […]