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How to Handle Online Abuse
Episode 649th June 2022 • Public Sector Marketing Show • Joanne Sweeney
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New research in Ireland has highlighted the need for political parties to do more to support female members from online abuse. While members of government are not alone in facing hatred and vitriol online, it does remind us that standing up to online abuse is required by all sectors.

Often there’s a fine line between freedom of speech and hate speech. But both are not two sides of the same coin. 

In today’s show I’m looking at:

  • > Identifying the signs of online abuse and what we can learn from the Two Johnnie’s #GAAcatfishing stories 
  • > How to manage online abuse 
  • > I speak to National Women Council of Ireland researchers Claire McGing and Valesca Lima, who have developed a social media toolkit for political parties with practical steps to support female colleagues online


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