Sweden’s Twitter Account Subjected to Sexist Abuse

Since 2011, randomly chosen Swedes have taken turns managing Sweden’s official twitter account, with a different curator taking charge every week. The project is a joint initiative of the Swedish Institute and VisitSweden, which was launched with the intention of creating confidence in Sweden abroad.

In recent months, however, @Sweden, which has over 102,000 followers, has reportedly come under attack from web trolls who assault the curators with racist and sexist abuse.