From Julia Gillard to Hillary Clinton: Online Abuse of Politicians Around the World

Elle Hunt, Nick Evershed and Ri Liu, The Guardian – June 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton received almost twice as much abuse as Bernie Sanders on Twitter this year, according to a wide-ranging analysis provided to the Guardian that compared the treatment of politicians in the US, UK and Australia. The abuse of politicians online, particularly women, is perceived by some to come with the territory. But as high-profile cases flag the urgent need to clean up the web, the scope of the problem is now revealed in greater detail in work by a Brisbane-based social data company, Max Kelsen.

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