Online abuse

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Fifteen times more child sexual abuse material found online than 10 years ago
Experts from Internet Watch Foundation demand UK uses online safety bill to protect children

Sarah Marsh

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘There was a bounty on my head’: the chilling rise of the death threat
From MPs to GPs, reality TV contestants and even teachers, it seems that anyone in public life can be made to fear for their survival. What’s behind the abuse – and how can it be stopped?

Helen Pidd

10, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Security for parliament sleaze watchdog ramped up over rise in abuse
Kathryn Stone and her office have faced barrage of abusive messages amid Owen Paterson scandal fallout

Ben Quinn

07, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Social media fuels narcissists’ worst desires, making reasoned debate near impossible | Sonia Sodha
Online victory is often about abusing others rather than winning hearts and minds

Sonia Sodha

07, Nov, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Tech bosses could face criminal cases over online harm, warns UK minister
Nadine Dorries issues threat to likes of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over failure to tackle harmful algorithms

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

04, Nov, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Social media companies ‘make money from hate’, says Thierry Henry
Ex-Arsenal star says he will continue boycott of online platforms because they are ‘not really trying’ to tackle online abuse

Dan Milmo in Lisbon

02, Nov, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Angela Rayner says family has faced terrifying and explicit abuse
Labour’s deputy leader issues statement after man pleads guilty to malicious communications

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

28, Oct, 2021 @9:13 PM

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Balancing online safety with the right to anonymity | Letters
Letters: Banning anonymous social media accounts could backfire, says Keith Flett. Plus letters from John Freeman and Paul Komierowski


27, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Meghan target of coordinated Twitter hate campaign, report finds
Analysis identifies 83 accounts behind 70% of tweets abusing Duchess and Duke of Sussex

Caroline Davies

27, Oct, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Facebook cannot moderate itself - its problems have only just begun | Chris Stokel-Walker
Whistleblower testimony about the company’s continuing failure to address problems is pushing legislators to act, says technology writer Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker

26, Oct, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen calls for urgent external regulation
Ex-employee tells UK MPs Mark Zuckerberg ‘has unilateral control over 3bn people’ due to his position

Jim Waterson and Dan Milmo

25, Oct, 2021 @5:44 PM

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Banning anonymous social media accounts would only stifle free speech and democracy | Owen Jones
Threatening online messages to politicians should be taken seriously – but this move is misguided, says the Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

25, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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