EurekAlert: UK MP Twitter abuse increased between 2015 and 2017 general elections

EurekAlert: UK MP Twitter abuse increased between 2015 and 2017 general elections . “Abuse of politicians online increased substantially in the snap 2017 general election compared to the 2015 general election, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. The study shows for the first time that both the proportion and volume of Twitter abuse increased between 2015 and 2017. In most cases, this was regardless of the party or gender of the candidate for Member of Parliament.”