“It’s quite a relief from Twitter”: the strangely gentle world of MP Instagram accounts

The photo-sharing app is a kinder place than other social media platforms – for now.

In 2015, months before the general election, the Twitter mentions of Ed Miliband were a cesspit. From rows of “fuck off beaker” to less imaginative insults, every tweet posted from the account of the Labour leader attracted dozens of abusive replies.

His Instagram account, on the other hand, was an odd oasis of calm: under each heavily filtered picture, supportive commenters would post messages like “we love u eddy”, or “I believe in you Ed, come on!” ...
source: New Statesman