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Amnesty’s Latest Research Into Online Abuse Confirms What Black Women Have Known For Over A Decade

Yesterday, Amnesty International has further proved that online abuse is a violation of our human rights with the launch of its latest report on women in politics and journalism. Results from the global crowdsourcing project, named TrollPatrol, support what women, particularly black women, have been reporting for over several years. The research revealed that women […]

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Channel 5 News Interview

Our Executive Director, Seyi Akiwowo responding Amnesty International’s new report revealing abusive tweets are sent to female politicians and journalists every 30 seconds. The study also found that black and minority ethnic women were a third more likely to be targeted than white women. It’s time to fix the glitch and end online abuse

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‘Tis the season to fix the Glitch

Make the most of this season of goodwill by donating to help us continue tackling online abuse. As we countdown to Christmas we’ll be asking for your support with some of our most important work. You can get started now with a donation of just £5 via our Paypal

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Glitch’s Response to the New Crown Prosecution Service Social Media Guidelines

Read the new guidelines here: https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/social-media-guidelines-prosecuting-cases-involving-communications-sent-social-media What’s new Glitch celebrates the adoption of new social media guidelines by the CPS. It is a step forward to fix the glitch and end online abuse.  These guidelines show the commitment of the UK to the United Nation treaties and resolutions, adopting real measures to protect Human Rights […]

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Glitch’s Response to Twitter’s Updated Hateful Conduct Policy

What’s new Last September, Twitter expanded its Hateful Conduct Policy with the introduction of a Dehumanisation Policy. This new set of rules aims to prohibit “language that treats others as less than human”, denying their human nature or their human qualities. It includes an extensive list of the identifiable groups that could be victimised. However, […]

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Glitch’s response to Ch4 adverts featuring online abuse

Tonight, during a commercial break on GoggleBox, Channel 4 will broadcast adverts overlaid with abuse that has been directed at the people who feature in them via social media platforms. The online abuse, including all manner of terrible things including death threats, received by those featured in these ads is shameful and we massively empathise […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Glitch!UK is proud to announce we are taking part in World Suicide Prevention Day. A study found that victims of cyberbullying under the age of 25 are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behaviour. This is why we are getting involved. Our goal is to raise awareness and prevent more young […]

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Glitch!UK is a new, thriving and internationally known non-for-profit organisation with a mission to end online abuse in the UK. ‘Glitch’ is defined as ‘a temporary malfunction’. When we look back on this period of time, we want to be able to say that the rise in online abuse was only a ‘glitch’ in our […]

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Glitch’s Founder + Director Intervention Notes at the UN Human Rights Council

38th session of the Human Rights Council Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women Panel 1: The impact of violence against women human rights defenders and women’s organizations in digital spaces Founder and Director, Glitch!UK’s Seyi Akiwowo’s Intervention Notes  First, I am honoured to have been invited by the President of the United […]

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Our response to the US leaving the UN Human Rights Council the day before an important session

President Trump has announced the United States will leave the United Nations Human Rights Council a day before the 38th Human Rights Council session on the human rights of women. We agree with Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General “while the Human Rights Council is by no means perfect and its membership is frequently under scrutiny, it […]

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