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MPs call for tougher laws in fight against online abuse

Tulip Siddiq

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Laws must be strengthened to prevent online trolls from targeting MPs with racist and sexual abuse to prevent future generations being put off politics for good, according to Tulip Siddiq. The Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn in north London was speaking out following the remarks made by Diane Abbott, Britain’s first black MP, who has received a torrent of abuse on social media in recent years. Abbott, who said it was almost a daily occurrence being called a b***h and n*****, believes there is a case for a parliamentary inquiry into new rules to stop abusive comments on websites…

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