Online abuse

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I’m an outspoken Black woman in France – so a powerful man tried to silence me with the law | Rokhaya Diallo
A celebrity targeted me online, but under a system that should protect all equally, I was the one charged with a criminal offence, says Guardian columnist Rokhaya Diallo

Rokhaya Diallo

29, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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France is reckoning with the harms of online porn. But will anything change? | Marie Le Conte
A government-backed report is damning about the porn industry, painting it as inherently criminal. Sex workers, on the other hand, strongly disagree, says French journalist Marie Le Conte

Marie Le Conte

09, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Sextortion in spotlight as AFP and Meta urge young Australians to report scams
eSafety commissioner says there has been a 117% increase in cases of image-based abuse in a year

Josh Taylor

08, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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TechScape: How the UK’s online safety bill aims to clean up the internet
It’s complicated, contentious and sweeping. As the landmark legislation becomes law, here’s a guide to its key rules on everything from pornographic content to protecting children

Dan Milmo

24, Oct, 2023 @10:45 AM

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Defamation in the internet age: could a $400,000 Australian court ruling silence the notorious online forum Kiwi Farms?
An Australian company that helped the website remain accessible has been ordered to pay damages – but the legal arguments remain unsettled

Ariel Bogle

22, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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X fined $610,500 in Australia first for failing to crack down on child sexual abuse material
Company formerly known as Twitter becomes the first online platform to be issued a fine under Australia’s Online Safety Act

Josh Taylor

15, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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As social media grows in Kenya, so does the disturbing and toxic ‘manosphere’ | Caroline Kimeu
Boys and young men are increasingly being drawn into online forums that denigrate, objectify and ‘slut-shame’ women. How can we effectively address it?

Caroline Kimeu

02, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘We get bombarded’: study reveals ‘shocking’ impact of online abuse on girls
Happiness among girls and young women in UK at lowest since 2009 as 37% report being sent upsetting content

Hannah Moore

15, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Australia’s e-safety regulator warned Twitter about rise in online hate speech during voice debate
FoI request reveals watchdog approached platform – now known as X – to discuss voice to parliament referendum but it did not substantially respond

Josh Taylor

05, Sep, 2023 @11:00 PM

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The BBC’s Marianna Spring: ‘The more violent the rhetoric, the more important it is I expose it’
The broadcaster’s disinformation and social media correspondent spends her time pursuing trolls and dismantling conspiracy theories. In return she is abused, slandered, threatened. She talks about battling cranks, extremists – and Elon Musk

Zoe Williams

04, Sep, 2023 @4:00 AM

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TechScape: ‘Without the telcos, there is no Netflix’ – the battle between streamers and broadband
An explosion of data use has led to massive infrastructure costs. Is the era of cheap all-you-can-watch content about to end?

Josh Taylor

22, Aug, 2023 @10:45 AM

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Twitch to provide new blocking powers to combat online abuse
Users on the platform used mainly by gamers will able to stop others viewing their streams

Hibaq Farah UK technology reporter

17, Aug, 2023 @6:35 PM

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