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
Owen Jones

worth recalling that the recent round of abuse of Diane Abbott was begun by a woman labour MP

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