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Dogpiling – becoming the target of coordinated online abuse

Greg Hadfield , was elected then suspended as pro-Corbyn secretary of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party in July 2016 and later from the Party itself (following “unspecified allegations by an unnamed complainant about [his] “treatment” of Councillor Warren Morgan, the leader of the Labour Group on Brighton & Hove City Council … in October). He still remains suspended, his case unheard.

In September this year the self-styled online group “Labour Against Antisemitism” seemed to accuse Hadfield of antisemitism. He asked for evidence – and instead got a torrent of abusive tweets. Here he chronicles the abuse and asks: why now? He suggests a connexion, looking at how Progress supporter Cllr Morgan rushed to trash the reputation of Labour Party conference delegates by regurgitating second-hand fabrications about alleged antisemitism. […]