The remoaner queen under attack: the trolling of Gina Miller

Binns, Amy orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9173-3108, Bateman, Martin and Mair, John (2018) The remoaner queen under attack: the trolling of Gina Miller. In: Anti-Social Media?: The Impact on Journalism and Society. Abramis, pp. 10-16. ISBN 978-1-84549-729-3

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Gina Miller shot to fame after taking the British government to court for attempting to force through Article 50, the mechanism, which started the Brexit process. It was a case that, like the 2016 Referendum itself, polarised Britain. While Leavers were outraged that their vote to exit the EU was not the final word, Remainers watched with bated breath in hope that their disaster could turn to triumph.
In the middle was the previously unknown financier Gina Miller. Articulate, photogenic and unafraid to comment on a controversial issue, she might have been made for the media. Widespread coverage led to her becoming a hate figure online, with two men arrested for making threats to kill her.
This study analyses 18,036 tweets, which include the username @thatginamiller, from October 1, 2016 to February 27, 2017, from just before the opening of her High Court case to beyond the Supreme Court ruling on January 26 .

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