Nicola Sturgeon has said that politicians feel less safe, with social media helping create a more polarised and toxic culture.
It comes following the murders of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016 and Conservative MP Sir David Amess last year.
The First Minister indicated that social media has played a key role in creating a more polarised and toxic political climate.
“I think for all politicians, and I would feel this too, we are less safe than we would have been when I was first starting out in politics, I don’t think there is any doubt about that at all.
“I think the political climate and culture is much more polarised and toxic and social media’s got a big part to play there.