Online abuse

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My mother, the troll: ‘I think she lost sight of the McCanns’ humanity’
When Ben Leyland’s mum said she was in trouble, he had no idea she was about to be exposed for sending hundreds of abusive tweets about Madeleine McCann’s parents – or of the tragic end to her story

Simon Hattenstone

18, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Teach UK schoolchildren about harms of online misogyny, says police chief
Boys in particular need to look at behaviour inspired by likes of Andrew Tate, says lead on violence against women and girls

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

13, Mar, 2023 @12:02 PM

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ABC host Lisa Millar reveals anger but also hope after news sites republish ‘foul’ online abuse
Minister for women Katy Gallagher takes media to task for choosing ‘clickbait’ over community responsibility

Natasha May

08, Mar, 2023 @1:10 AM

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MP Georgie Purcell: Why I’m wearing my gendered online abuse to Victoria’s parliament
The language is unparliamentary but I’ll be marking International Women’s Day in a dress adorned with abusive comments

Georgie Purcell

07, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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ABC accuses News Corp and Daily Mail of amplifying misogynist Twitter abuse of Lisa Millar
Trolling of News Breakfast host over her outfit reported by the media outlets with screenshots and abusive tweets

Amanda Meade

07, Mar, 2023 @3:08 AM

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Kenyan senator targeted by online threats after period poverty protest
Gloria Orwoba attended a senate meeting in a suit stained with red dye as part of her campaign for free access to menstrual products

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

20, Feb, 2023 @11:32 AM

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‘It could be your next-door neighbour’: how female MPs cope with misogynistic abuse
As Nicola Sturgeon quits, online vitriol continues to leave female politicians fearing for their safety

Emine Sinmaz

17, Feb, 2023 @12:13 PM

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‘Gender trolling’ is curbing women’s rights – and making money for digital platforms | Lucina Di Meco
Online hate has become a tool of the right and a lucrative business. It’s driving women out of public life, putting democracy and human rights at risk

Lucina Di Meco

17, Feb, 2023 @6:30 AM

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‘Making the digital streets safe’: Calls for greater protection for women online
British peers propose amendment to online safety bill requiring social media sites to consider how to keep female users safe

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

10, Feb, 2023 @6:13 PM

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Online safety bill needs tougher rules on misogyny, say peers
Nicky Morgan and other Tory peers plan amendment to boost Ofcom’s powers to penalise social media firms

Tobi Thomas

04, Feb, 2023 @1:29 PM

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‘It’s heartbreaking’: mother of Archie Battersbee says he was bullied online
Exclusive: Hollie Dance, who fought legal battle to stop her son’s life support being switched off, says he received threatening messages

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @2:48 PM

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Real-world events trigger online hate toward unrelated groups, study finds
Researchers say finding could help moderators predict when content is likely to be published and what to look out for

Linda Geddes

25, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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