This is the weaponisation of abuse: not to intending to deal with abuse and eliminate it, but to use it as a political prop to attack the left. You see, online abuse, so the argument goes, exposes the real nature of the left as a whole. The left is a venomous political entity defined by viciousness and hatred, intolerant of opposition, threatening even, according to this narrative — and that is why they must be kept from power.
How online abuse is politically hijacked
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worth recalling that the recent round of abuse of Diane Abbott was begun by a woman labour MP

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