Glitch News + Updates Category

Amnesty’s Evidence Supports the Experiences of Women + Girls facing online violence- and I’m proud to be a part of it.

In order to end online violence against all women and girls there needs to be a global movement of activists, organisations, policy-makers, individuals, law enforcement and social media companies raising awareness of the issues of online abuse and working to fix this glitch. There’s also a need for mobilising and working in partnership with other […]

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Unsocial Media: Tracking Twitter Abuse against Women MPs

By Azmina Dhrodia, Researcher, Technology and Human Rights At Amnesty, we’ve been investigating the extent of online abuse against women MPs active on Twitter in the UK through individual interviews and by using machine learning to detect abusive tweets sent to women MPs. The findings outlined in this post provide a detailed look at abuse on Twitter […]

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Glitch!UK Mentioned in Parliament

On 7th September 2017, newly elected Rosie Duffield Labour Member for Parliament for Canterbury used her Maiden Speech in Parliament during the European Union (Withdrawal) Debate to highlight online abuse.  It is a great privilege to make my maiden speech as part of this special and important debate. Many people—especially me—were completely stunned on the […]

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Glitch!UK mentioned in BuzzFeedNews

“This will change the way people view online abuse,” Newham Councillor Seyi Akiwowo, who was targeted by racist trolls, told BuzzFeed News. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today committed to treat online hate crime as seriously as offline offences, while taking into account the potential impact on the wider community as well as the victim. […]

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CPS to treat online hate crime as seriously as hate crime committed face to face

Today the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced its commitment for online hate crime to be treated the same as face to face hate crime. Glitch UK welcomes this harsher punishment and believes this announcement sends a strong signal that the criminal justice system must take online abuse seriously. In 2015 the Malicious Communications Act […]

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Mayor of London’s Online Hate Crime Summit 2017

This morning I was up super early to speak with Jason Rosam on BBC London Radio to talk about the Mayor of London‘s brilliant new police unit to tackle online hate crime. The Online Hate Crime Hub is made up of specially trained officers who will work with community groups. social media organisations, academic hate crime specialists […]

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Dear Twitter and YouTube, you need to deal with your trolls.

  The 1st February 2016 was the first time I had ever been called a N****r. I wasn’t called a N***** once, or twice but three times in the space of 20 minutes by people online I had never met and will probably (more like hopefully) never meet in my entire life. Looking back now […]

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Features on the Guardian

22nd June 2016: For Women of Colour, the EU Equals Hope, letters 3rd April 2015: Why Do Fewer Women Tweet Political Party Hashtags?– by Laura Bates

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Features on European Youth Forum publications…

European Youth Forum Brussels, Belgium The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the Platform of Youth Organisations in Europe striving for Youth Rights. Representing 99 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across Europe, the Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating […]

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Features on NewhamMag

June 2014: Newham Mag, Selection from Election: Results, Issue 300, Page 24-30 Sept 2015: Newham Mag, Painting the Garden Fence, Issue, 325, Page 13 May 2016: Newham Mag Appeal to Rezone Station, Issue 340, Page 05  July 2016: Newham Mag, Police and Pupils on the Arts Beat, Issue 346, Page 04 Sept 2016: Newham Mag, Art […]

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