This story by Ali Moore first appeared on 774 on 6th October 2023.
I spoke to 774 in response to Lidia Thorpe’s claims the police had failed to protect her from far right extremist abuse. Everyone has a right to be safe.
When you create an environment of fear people react in a negative way and tend to lash out.
In the case of the digital world misinformation spreads fast, often uncontrolled and causes harm.