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The horrific abuse of sports stars exposes social media's mob rule | Simon Jenkins

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Sonja McLaughlan is just the latest innocent victim. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop the hate After covering last Saturday's Wales-England rugby match, the BBC's reporter Sonja McLaughlan found herself sitting in her car in tears. She had received a torrent of sexist obscenities and abuse on social media. “Toxic, embarrassing, disgraceful, appalling,” she said. She was not alone. After apparently being glimpsed on video absent-mindedly not applauding the Welsh team after the same match, the England player Ellis Genge suffered death threats. The two join other...
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Social media companies urged again to end anonymity after Sonja McLaughlan abuse

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Television rugby reporter Lauren Jenkins says that social media users must be made to confirm their identity after the BBC's Sonja McLaughlan was subjected to online abuse following Saturday's Guinness Six Nations game between Wales and England.
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