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Misogynoir: How social media abuse exposes longstanding prejudices against black women- Newstatesman Article

Written by Journalist Maya Goodfellow in The Newstateman “Which STD will end your miserable life?” “This is why monkeys don’t belong here.” “I hope you get lynched”. These are just some of the many messages Seyi Akiwowo, a Labour councillor in Newham, told me she has been sent over the past three weeks. Akiwowo has […]

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Human Rights Day: Freedom of Expression is not a pass to be an online troll

It is possible have a robust debate, and sometimes it is necessary to in order to get to the core of the main points, challenge held beliefs and draw similarities and conclusion. It is important to go through this process in order for society to grow in tolerance and understanding, to evolve and recommit to core beliefs.

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#16Days: Officially Recognise Online Abuse as a Form of Violence Against Women

We ask The Conservative Party, The Labour Party, The Liberal Democrats, The Green Party and the Women’s Equality Party to recognise online abuse & harassment as a form of violence against women and demand better self-regulation from social media companies. Who will say yes first? On the 16th and final day of commemorating the international […]

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Anti-Social Media – The OverTake Article

“Social media has been a powerful ally for women in the past month. The online outcry about sexual harassment shocked the world into seeing abuse towards women as distressingly commonplace. In this instance, Twitter served as an empowering space – it provided solidarity and an encouraging environment where women could break their silence. It can […]

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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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