Some senior SNP figures have foolishly allowed the NoMedia in Scotland to associate independence supporting online activists with the monsters who are threatening mainly women politicians with actual violence. See this example:
Does anyone think this abuse came from a Cybernat? Virtually all of the serious online abuse comes from misogynists, racists and fascists. To allow Scotland’s lively sometimes ‘dirty-minded’, but democratically-aligned activists to be lumped together with these people is shameful. This is apparently the work of a ‘Cybernat’:
It is crude and offensive, but it is just a joke. It’s a very long way indeed from a threat of actual violence and our politicians including those who recently praised the self-centred, hypocritical and dim-witted Dugdale (Ooooh he called her a bad name!) tell me that they are getting a bit too cosy in their shared wee bubble to properly represent those who elected them. What next, an SNP MP campaigning to be the Speaker of the House of Commons? Oh, OK too far that time.