Race and Religion in Online Abuse towards UK Politicians: Working Paper

24 Oct 2019 Gorrell Genevieve Bakir Mehmet E. Greenwood Mark A. Roberts Ian Bontcheva Kalina

Against a backdrop of tensions related to EU membership, we find levels of online abuse toward UK MPs reach a new high. Race and religion have become pressing topics globally, and in the UK this interacts with "Brexit" and the rise of social media to create a complex social climate in which much can be learned about evolving attitudes... (read more)

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