3rd October 2018
By Tom Law

Kinder, Gentler Politics: Tackling online abuse in political debate

Venue: Committee Room 12, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

Date: October 16, 2018

Time: 18:30 – 20:00 BST

Organiser: WebRoots Democracy

The event is free but you must register at the link below.


The following is taken from the event description found at the link above. 


The rise of online abuse has poisoned political debate and is turning good people away from getting involved with politics. Can anything done about it and is it possible to create a kinder, gentler politics?

Join us in Parliament on Tuesday 16th of October for the launch of WebRoots Democracy’s latest report:

Kinder, Gentler Politics: Tackling online abuse in political debate.

We’ll be setting out the findings of our research and presenting a set of radical recommendations for the Government, social media platforms, and individuals. Should the state play a bigger role in regulating tech giants? What more can the likes of Facebook and Twitter do? Do we all need to take a long, hard look at how we speak to each other online?


Chloe Smith MP – Minister for the Constitution, Conservative Party
Lily Madigan – Transgender activist, Teen Vogue 21 under 21
Khadija Said – Researcher, WebRoots Democracy

Chair: Areeq Chowdhury – Chief Executive, WebRoots Democracy

Further speakers to be announced.

Spaces are limited and your name will need to be on the guestlist in order to attend.

*Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event to allow time to pass through security at the Cromwell Green entrance.*