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What pushes some to send abusive messages on social media?

The producer’s of Love Island took to social media last night, asking that viewers think before...

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17.10 2 Jul 2021


What pushes some to send abusive messages on social media?


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17.10 2 Jul 2021


The producer’s of Love Island took to social media last night, asking that viewers think before posting about any of the contestants online. The post read:

“Last night’s episode created strong reactions but some viewers’ posts were wholly unacceptable. We take these matters extremely seriously and will support cast members and their families in reporting such posts.”

But what pushes some to send nasty, abusive and generally unacceptable messages on social media not just about Love Island, but as a whole?

Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly and Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College in Dublin, joined Anton to discuss...

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