Media coverage for PoliMonitor research on Twitter abuse

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Our research into the abuse received by candidates at the 2019 UK General Election made waves in the media! See below for stories ran last week by news outlets including ITV, The Guardian and The New York Times into how 16% of Tweets or mentions received by candidates were abusive:

The Guardian: ‘One in six tweets to candidates abusive or insulting, study finds’
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/12/one-in-six-tweets-to-candidates-abusive-or-insulting-study-finds
iNews: ‘General election 2019: Online abuse of candidates is four times worse than politicians experienced in 2017’
https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/general-election-2019-online-abuse-candidates-four-times-worse-2017-mps-1339339
ITV: ‘Candidates receive four times the amount of online abuse than 2017 election’
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-12-12/candidates-receive-four-times-the-amount-of-online-abuse-than-2017-election/
London Evening Standard: ‘General Election candidates suffered four times amount of online abuse than in 2017, study shows’
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/general-election-candidates-hit-with-four-times-amount-of-online-abuse-than-poll-two-years-ago-study-a4311411.html
Metro: ‘Abuse of General Election candidates ‘increased four-fold in two years’
https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/12/abuse-general-election-candidates-increased-four-fold-two-years-11771935/
Engineering and Technology: ‘Trolling of UK political candidates increases fourfold’
https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2019/12/trolling-of-uk-political-candidates-increases-fourfold/
AOL: ‘Candidates receive four times the amount of online abuse than 2017 election’
https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2019/12/11/candidates-receive-four-times-the-amount-of-online-abuse-than-20/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACJGAQnsdKl97Qfa-_ouMJzjT7WoVvIxJ-bwFl41BFYlQEc6_C538xjDBAgjxemsOTX30xxaLRR3SXBvRtNSL0rJtAWzeKNfuHg9gZgeo19g2G_JQvXd_MU1kyPKNsZGur0mW0wRGH1hv5HxZHVa80TuiXOYlhwVa__Szt-R5yzC
EuroNews: ‘UK election 2019: candidates received four times the amount of online insults as in 2017’
https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEDyGkWrhaSUxSaDpKTn8P5oqFwgEKg8IACoHCAow-ZzLBzD77Ecwy8B5?hl=en-GB&gl=GB&ceid=GB%3Aen
The National (Scotland): Candidates receive four times the amount of online abuse than 2017 election
https://www.thenational.scot/news/uk-news/18095622.candidates-receive-four-times-amount-online-abuse-2017-election/
Belfast Telegraph: ‘MPs receive four times the about of abuse in 2019 General Election campaign compared with 2017’
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/mps-receive-four-times-the-about-of-abuse-in-2019-general-election-campaign-compared-with-2017-38778302.html
Yahoo News: ‘Candidates receive four times the amount of online abuse than 2017 election’
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/candidates-receive-four-times-amount-000117056.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACJGAQnsdKl97Qfa-_ouMJzjT7WoVvIxJ-bwFl41BFYlQEc6_C538xjDBAgjxemsOTX30xxaLRR3SXBvRtNSL0rJtAWzeKNfuHg9gZgeo19g2G_JQvXd_MU1kyPKNsZGur0mW0wRGH1hv5HxZHVa80TuiXOYlhwVa__Szt-R5yzC
Sutton and Croydon Guardian: ‘Candidates receive four times the amount of online abuse than 2017 election’
https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/uk_national_news/18095622.candidates-receive-four-times-amount-online-abuse-2017-election/
Isle of Wight County Press: ‘Candidates receive four times the amount of online abuse than 2017 election’
https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/national/18095622.candidates-receive-four-times-amount-online-abuse-2017-election/
Handelsblatt: ‘GB ELECTION: More abuse comments against candidates in the UK’
https://www.handelsblatt.com/dpa/konjunktur/wirtschaft-handel-und-finanzen-gb-wahl-mehr-schmaehkommentare-gegen-kandidaten-ingrossbritannien/25329832.html?ticket=ST-35432962-kdBcx0gZx9t0K6AF5AD3-ap2
MSN: ‘MPs receive four times the about of abuse in 2019 General Election campaign compared with 2017’
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/mps-receive-four-times-the-about-of-abuse-in-2019-general-election-campaign-compared-with-2017/vi-AAK3KdG
Wallstreet:Online: ‘More abuse comments against UK candidates’
https://www.wallstreet-online.de/nachricht/11984147-gb-wahl-schmaehkommentare-kandidaten-in-grossbritannien
Evening Express (Aberdeen): ‘Candidates receive four times the amount of online abuse than 2017 election’
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/uk/candidates-receive-four-times-the-amount-of-online-abuse-than-2017-election/
The Times: ‘Surge in abusive messages directed at UK election candidates’
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/surge-in-abusive-messages-directed-at-uk-election-candidates-r3v0cj33g
The New York Times (Election Blog): ‘Online threats and abuse have risen sharply, and were disproportionately directed at female candidates.’
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/world/europe/uk-election-brexit.html
Express (Video): ‘Election 2019: New MPs offered counselling to deal with abuse as threats rise’
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1216584/election-2019-news-results-twitter-abuse
Express (Video): ‘Election 2019: New MPs offered counselling to deal with abuse as threats rise’
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1216584/election-2019-news-results-twitter-abuse
Premier (Christian Radio): Christian MP says nastiness against politicians is ‘bad for democracy’ as abusive tweets soar
https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Christian-MP-says-nastiness-against-politicians-is-bad-for-democracy-as-abusive-tweets-soar
Nau.ch: ‘Die Kandidaten im britischen Wahlkampf sind bei dieser Parlamentswahl in sozialen Medien deutlich häufiger beschimpft worden als bei der Abstimmung vor zwei Jahren.’
https://www.nau.ch/news/europa/im-zeichen-des-brexit-heute-wahlt-grossbritannien-sein-parlament-65626663
Focus.de: ‘Eine Analyse von Twitternachrichten an einem Tag im November zeigte, dass 16,5 Prozent der Botschaften, die Kandidaten erwähnten, Beleidigungen oder Beschimpfungen enthielten, berichtete der Analysedienst PoliMonitor am Donnerstag’
https://www.focus.de/finanzen/boerse/wirtschaftsticker/gb-wahl-mehr-schmaehkommentare-gegen-kandidaten-in-grossbritannien_id_11453761.html
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