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Covid-19 and twitter: abuse towards mps decreased during the lockdown, but that’s only part of the story

Gorrell, Genevieve (2020) Covid-19 and twitter: abuse towards mps decreased during the lockdown, but that’s only part of the story. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Genevieve Gorrell discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the verbal abuse politicians receive on Twitter. She finds that while this kind of abuse appeared to reduce in conjunction with the pandemic, the number of tweets refuting the existence of the virus were numerically significant, as were tweets attacking China.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 10:03
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 03:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106040

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