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25th Feb 2020

After Love Island: Will Caroline Flack’s death change our online culture?

Oli Dugmore

What happens after Love Island?

Of the 155 contestants to appear on reality TV show Love Island two have killed themselves and last week, the host Caroline Flack also died by suicide.

Why does this show provoke such toxic and prolific trolling from the public? If someone seeks the attention of the media, can they complain if the press continue to report on them? Are the tabloids pushing a toxic attack culture?

We speak to Tracy Brabin, shadow culture secretary, who is calling for Leveson 2 to be reopened, former contestant Megan Barton-Hanson who was subject to some of the worst bullying and a young reporter who deleted her social media because of trolling after being included in the show.