Glitch News + Updates Category

The Grit Behind the Glitch

Words by Krista Kartson, from the London School of Economics She speaks with the conviction of a woman who knows what she is talking about—because she lived it. The name of her non-profit, Glitch, refers to the unintended negative consequences that can come with internet communications (more on that in a minute) but it’s also an appropriate […]

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An Update on the Enquiry on Hate Crime

Last month saw the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG) report on Hate Crime. The group, created in 2018, connects researchers, civic society organisations, law enforcement and politicians across parties to work together to better understand and address hate crime. This report summarises findings from the group’s first enquiry, launched a year ago, which […]

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Safer Internet Day: We must rethink consent online

Consent is simple. It means giving permission for something to happen and also – this is key – being comfortable giving that permission. This year’s Safer Internet Day invites us to think about how consent works in digital spaces. Since, according to Ofcom research, we check our phones every 12 minutes and spend, on average, […]

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TweetChat: How Can We End Online Gender-Based Violence, 13th Feb, 12:30pm (GMT)

  On 13th February we will launch the first edition of our brand new Fix The Glitch Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to support individuals who want to help end online abuse but might not know where to begin. We have created this toolkit to not only raise awareness of online gender based violence (OGBV) […]

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2018: Year of Growth

2018 was a year of growth for us and we are so thankful for your continued support. We’ve shared some of our proudest moment of 2018 and exciting plans for 2019. Our Proudest Moments of 2018 Our key focus last year was to encourage as many people to take some form of action to help […]

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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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