British television host Piers Morgan is the most abused in Twitter. A study finds that the former CNN reporter receives 8.7 percent of abuse in messages. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
According to The Hollywood reporter, The Sunday Times, a UK newspaper, conducted a study on prolific UK personalities, celebrities, politicians, journalists and musicians on Twitter. The study, conducted by think tank Demos, examined 2 million tweets sent to the demographic for a duration of four weeks. Studies show that males are twice likely to receive verbal abuse than females but were also the ones who initiated at least two-thirds of offensive material.
Demos is a think tank based in the UK with a cross-party political viewpoint. It was founded in 1993 and specializes in social policy, developing evidence-based solutions in a range of areas, from education and skills to health and housing. As of 2014, Demos has several core research programs such as welfare and public services, good business, citizenship, integration, and social media analysis.
In the said case study, Morgan received an 8.7 percent, which was higher than what UK celebs receive. Meanwhile, actor Ricky Gervais received 2.6 percent.
Piers Morgan is a British journalist, television host and former television talent competition judge who is currently working in the United States. He is editorial director of First News, a national newspaper for children published in the UK and host for CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” which premiered on Jan. 17, 2011. The show was cancelled by CNN in February 2014 and aired its final broadcast last March 28, 2014. Morgan was also a former judge on the reality talent series “America’s Got Talent,” alongside Brandy Norwood and David Hasselhoff, and “Britain’s Got Talent,” alongside Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell. He won the U.S. celebrity version of the reality game show, “Celebrity Apprentice,” in 2008.
On the other hand, musicians such as Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran got lower percentages at 0.41 percent, with the exception of One Direction’s Niall Horan who received 12.6 million messages during the study period. His statistics would have distorted the results.
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