VIEWdigital post on how to respond to online abuse of politicians

I have written a piece for VIEWdigital on the online abuse experienced by public figures in Northern Ireland. I argue that we need to hold social media users accountable for their actions rather than focus on ending online anonymity. Interventions such as counter-speech campaigns can be effective tools for creating a more civil online discourse.

Many thanks to Brian Pelan and Una Murphy for the opportunity to write about this issue. The piece can be read here.

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