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Vast majority of Brits support naming and shaming people who abuse Greta Thunberg online

The vast majority of Brits have said they support the naming and shaming of online trolls, a poll has found.

According to a YouGov poll, 71% of people support the practice while only 10% oppose it.

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It comes after the Bristol Post published the names of people who abused Greta Thunberg online, when she visited the city last week to speak about climate change.

Posts exposed by the Bristol Post included one person saying she should be “burnt at the stake” and another said her parents should “slap her with a brick”.

Some on the right criticised the paper, claiming the trolls had a right to privacy, while others pointed out that their comments had been made in the public domain and that shaming them would prevent further bullying of the 17 year-old activist.

Now, it is clear the public are firmly on the side of the paper, and Greta Thunberg, and would support exposing further trolls who abuse people.

The remaining 19% of people said they were undecided on the issue.

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