29 Jul 2018

MPs consider plan to combat trolls

Ministers are consulting on new measures to tackle the intimidation of  election candidates – in person or online, including a new law which could see anyone convicted barred from holding public office themselves. It follows a report which found social media was “the most significant factor” driving harassment or abuse.

The government is also looking into tougher  measures to tackle “fake news”  – as Paul McNamara reports.