Keyboard warriors, trolls and people just being downright cruel. It's all on social media these days. But how are their actions influencing the make-up of our future councils and boards? There are fears some potential candidates won't stand in local body elections for fear of online criticisms. It comes amid fresh calls for tighter legislation for online commentators to hold those who can't hold their opinions to themselves to criminal account. Journalist Kelly Makiha finds out the views from local politicians and an election expert.


There are fears personal attacks on social media and "online trolls" are putting off some

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