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Democracy Under Threat? Journalists Need Help in Handling Internet Trolls

Wolfe, Claire ORCID: (2018) Democracy Under Threat? Journalists Need Help in Handling Internet Trolls. In: Anti-social Media?: The Impact on Journalism and Society. Abramis 'Hackademic' series . Abramis Publishing, Bury St Edmunds, pp. 252-258. ISBN 9781845497293

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The nature of journalism puts reporters in the firing line of internet trolls. Claire Wolfe argues that without being properly trained in how to deal with attacks journalists could self-censor their comments online and dilute their role as guardians of freedom of speech and the exchange of ideas.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: journalism, democracy, internet trolls, cyberbullying, ethics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Depositing User: Claire Wolfe
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 08:00

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