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If you thought online abuse was bad, then COVID-19 has made it a whole lot worse

COVID-19 has led to an epidemic of online abuse, putting women and minorities at risk. We need to do more to tackle the proliferation of tech-facilitated harms. In mid-March, hospitalised COVID-19 patient Tara Jane Langston filmed a video on her phone warning of the danger of under-estimating the threat of the virus. The video of […]

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Glitch calls for social media companies to respond to Black Lives Matter through new content controls

Today Glitch is calling for social media companies to change their settings in light of the recent proliferation of violent images on their platforms. Videos and images capturing the brutalisation of Black people are being posted frequently on social media sites. Some social media companies have basic settings which users can implement that are meant […]

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Glitch’s written evidence on the impact of Covid-19

Glitch, as part of The Centenary Action Group (CAG), has submitted written evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry into COVID-19 and the impact on people with protected characteristics. The CAG is a cross-party campaigning coalition representing over 100 activists, politicians and women’s rights organisations working together to eradicate the barriers that prevent a […]

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First UK charity to hold online party – put on by digital citizenship organisation Glitch

Glitch, the UK’s leading charity against online abuse, is set to become one of the first charities in the UK to hold an online party for supporters in light of the lockdown restrictions. On Monday 13th at 3pm, Glitch will be holding an online party for supporters to celebrate their achievements over the past three […]

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Glitch reacts to announcement of Ofcom becoming the social media regulator

Glitch welcomes the announcement of Ofcom being given more powers to regulate social media. We hope that this is the first step in the government committing more to do more to end online abuse and improve digital spaces.  Glitch Founder and Executive Director, Seyi Akiwowo said: “It is great to see that Ofcom’s powers will […]

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Free Digital Self Care Webinar for Politically Active Womxn

Learn vital digital self care, safety and security techniques in just one hour. To mark EVAW Day, 16 Days of activism and in response to the high levels of online abuse cited by political candidates and outgoing MPs, the Centenary Action Group is hosting Glitch’s digital self care webinar. Are you a woman in public life […]

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Will your candidates help fix the glitch?

This general election offers an opportunity for all political parties to explicitly support equality for women. Women’s lives have changed significantly in the last 50 years but there is still lots of work to do. Glitch is proud to be part of a coalition of 30 organisations striving for gender equality and women’s human rights. […]

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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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