It makes for incredibly grim reading. On Twitter, 12% of posts relating to trans issues or people are abusive; elsewhere abuse makes up 18% of blog comments, 19% of news comments, 40% of forum discussions and 78% of YouTube comments. And that’s just clearly abusive posts. It doesn’t include dog-whistles where bigotry makes its point more carefully.
What portion of human speech an interaction is abusive anyway? Leave aside trans, leave aside even the very delicate flower definitions of abuse being used. Large amounts of human communication just are “Nyaah, Nyaah” so is it more or less in this case on these platforms?