Glitch News + Updates Category

Glitch Featured on The Rundown by HuffPost

Why should we care about cyberflashing? If you exposed yourself to someone on the street, you’d be arrested for flashing. So why are people so comfortable with doing it online? HuffPost UK reporter Sophie Gallagher explains why we should care about cyberflashing in this episode of The Rundown, joined by our very own Seyi Akiwowo, […]

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Digital Self Care + Self Defence Workshop on July 23rd

For women and girls, the odds of facing harassment while using social media are significant, statistics show that women are 27 times more likely to be harassed online than men. Women and girls of colour face an even bigger threat: they are 34% more likely to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets than white […]

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We cannot wait 2 years to protect women and girls from online abuse and violence

Today Justice Minister Paul Maynard and Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright have launched a public consultation to help with a review of the law around ‘cyber-flashing’, ‘revenge porn’ and ‘deepfake’ pornography to ensure the law protects victims and is fit for the modern age. Whilst we welcome today’s announcement and focus on online gender based abuse and violence towards […]

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Tedx: How to Fix The Glitch in Our Online Communities

Online abuse is evidently a huge problem worldwide and just as combating offline abuse and harassment is complex, takes time and requires all of us to play an active role, the same is true with online abuse. Our Founder and Executive Director shares how the majority of those not directly impacted by online abuse can […]

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Press release: Online abuse against women must be addressed urges Glitch Founder Seyi Akiwowo as she is named Digital Leader of the Year

  Last night Seyi Akiwowo, Founder of Glitch, was announced as Digital Leader of the Year 2019 and Overall Winner of the Final 100 Digital Leaders. This award comes as Tedx debuts Seyi’s TedxLondon talk on how to fix the glitch in our online communities. Glitch is a not-for-profit organisation campaigning for increased digital citizenship. Seyi Akiwowo, Founder […]

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Protecting the Debate: Intimidation, Influence, and Information – an Update

Comments joking about raping MP Jess Phillips by a newly selected UKIP candidate for the upcoming European Election have sparked discussion about the online abuse those in public life face. The current gap in legislation means police are still deciding whether an offence has been committed, and what sort of harm it represents. Scottish politicians have […]

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Minister for Digital agrees to ask the Chancellor to ringfence 1% of digital services tax to end online abuse

On April 29th, MP Lyn Brown, Co-Chair of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s APPG, delivered our recommendations to the Minister for Digital. We are very pleased to say that MP Margot James has agreed to ask the Chancellor to look into ringfencing 1% of the digital services tax to ending online abuse. Watch the full […]

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Response to Online Harms White Paper

Today the UK Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sports have published the long awaited Online Harms White Paper. For the last two years Glitch has campaigned for social media companies to produce reports revealing how much harmful content has been found on their platforms. We are extremely pleased this has been […]

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Our response: Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

On Saturday 30th March, Facebook’s Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted in an open letter that the company needs governments’ help to control content on their platform. This includes stronger regulation around harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. Glitch strongly believes these social media platforms cannot be used as a tool to spread […]

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#FixTheGlitch TweetChat: How Can We End Online Gender-Based Violence?

On 13th February we launched the first edition of our Fix The Glitch Toolkit, a resource designed to support individuals who want to help end online abuse. In 2017 The Law Commission reported 28% of UK internet users were on the receiving end of trolling, harassment or cyberbullying and, unfortunately but unsurprisingly, online abuse disproportionately […]

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