McDonald tells Sinn Féin supporters to stop being ‘pig ignorant’ online

The party leader has spoken out in the wake of a number of complaints from opposition politicians about ‘pile-ons’ on social media

26th December, 2020
McDonald tells Sinn Féin supporters to stop being ‘pig ignorant’ online
In an interview with the Business Post, McDonald said she rejected the “Fine Gael HQ line” that the online abuse was “all the Shinners”. But she made an appeal to her own supporters and others to stop being “pig ignorant” online.

Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, has appealed to party supporters and others to stop being “pig ignorant to people” online.

There have been repeated complaints from opposition politicians about being subjected to “pile-ons” from Sinn Féin supporters on social media platforms. Their belief is that it is part of a strategy to intimidate them from communicating.

There have also been recent reports about a private...

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