Tuesday, April 4, 2017

UK: Jewish and Muslim women MPs targeted for abuse, says Commons Deputy Speaker

Via TheJC (h/t glykosymoritis)
 Female Jewish and Muslim MPs are the top target of increased threats and abuse on social media, according to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.

Lindsay Hoyle warned the worrying development was damaging democracy and could deter women from these communities from entering politics.

He also called on social media companies to react faster to offensive posts or face possible legal action.

Mr Hoyle was giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee -  and he confirmed Parliament had set up a team to monitor abuse online and to provide support to those affected.

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