Online abuse

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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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Women suffer guilt, abuse and disapproval. No wonder Jacinda Ardern is knackered | Jess Phillips
We worry about our families, ourselves, the threats and society’s expectations. When it leads to burnout, can anyone be surprised?, says MP and author Jess Phillips

Jess Phillips

20, Jan, 2023 @2:36 PM

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Censorship fears over plan to keep Channel people-smugglers off social media
Charity says government’s move to tackle ‘TikTok traffickers’ could affect ability to highlight plight of refugees

Dan Milmo and Rajeev Syal

18, Jan, 2023 @7:26 PM

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Age checks, trolls and deepfakes: what’s in the online safety bill?
The legislation will place duties of care on tech companies to protect users from harmful content

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

17, Jan, 2023 @1:14 PM

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Labour pledges to toughen ‘weakened and gutted’ online safety bill
Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell vows to target algorithms that bombard children with harmful content if party wins power

Toby Helm

01, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Finally, women are calling out toxic online dates. Now to target the apps themselves | Nancy Jo Sales
Facebook groups are outing male misconduct. But shouldn’t dating platforms be doing much more to help protect users? asks author Nancy Jo Sales

Nancy Jo Sales

28, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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TechScape: Four stories that sum up the state of tech in 2022
In this week’s newsletter: Crypto self-destructed (twice) and Twitter got a new, CEO-shaped main character– but what else happened this year?

Alex Hern

27, Dec, 2022 @11:45 AM

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While EU regulators take on Elon Musk, Britain’s online safety bill is a beacon of mediocrity | Chris Stokel-Walker
The attempt to bring big tech to heel promised much but, three years on, pleases no one, says the journalist and author Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker

05, Dec, 2022 @3:33 PM

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Risky online behaviour ‘almost normalised’ among young people, says study
EU-funded survey of people aged 16-19 finds one in four have trolled someone – while UK least ‘cyberdeviant’ of nine countries

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Harry Kane most abused England player on Twitter since World Cup started – study
Exclusive: England players received 1,546 abusive tweets during group stages, according to analysis

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

02, Dec, 2022 @11:48 AM

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