23% of doctors have been abused on social media
One in four doctors have been attacked by social media trolls, including those who have threatened them with rape and death, a US study shows.
The survey of 464 doctors (average age 39) revealed 23% have been targeted over their stance on their public stance on vaccines, abortion and gun control, their race, religion or work.
“Anti-vaxxers made fake negative reviews of me online. I got a death threat,” one doctor wrote.
One in 10 doctors said they had been being sexually harassed, with women doctors predictably more