Online Abuse

  • Long Reads

    How worried should we be about abuse pushing women out of politics?

  • Jess Phillips responds to online abuse.
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    Jess Phillips had the best response to a troll who decided to send her vile abuse

  • Gina Miller: UK police are investigating a "Kill Gina Miller" crowdfunding page.
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    UK police are investigating a “Kill Gina Miller” crowdfunding page

Latest Stories

Rachel Riley Twitter trolls campaign
People

Rachel Riley had to block 1,500 Twitter trolls to protect her mental health and pregnancy

The Countdown star has had enough.

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Hollie Richardson
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Heidi Allen
People

Does the Heidi Allen case suggest that violence against female MPs is finally being taken seriously?

A man has been convicted for threatening her.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

Sinister app that undresses women reminds us who ‘deepfakes’ were designed to target

We are living in a dystopia, people

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Meena Alexander
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Revenge porn
Life

Revenge porn victims could finally get the protection they need under a new law review

It’s currently categorised as a “communications crime” rather than a sexual offence.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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Why rape comments directed at Jess Phillips need to stop being reported as ‘jokes’

The Labour MP is still being subjected to vile rape comments

People

Is anything going to stop the social media trolls from targeting Meghan Markle?

Kensington Palace has released a set of guidelines to stem the tide of online abuse directed at the Duchess of Sussex. But it's not working

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

Women abused on Twitter every thirty seconds

The study shows the shocking extent of misogyny

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Emily Reynolds
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People

Sarah Hyland responds to trolls with a powerful statement

The Modern Family star had a strong message for those hurling abuse at the star in the wake of the tragic death of her cousin

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Careers

Female MPs are calling for a “powerful global network” in 2018

“Women in politics are a new force for global change.”

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Susan Devaney
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Visible Women

This is how Conservative MP Kemi Badenoch deals with Twitter abuse

Online abuse is often hurled at female MPs – and Badenoch says it “changed the way” she uses Twitter.

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Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

This singer is receiving death threats for performing in her bra

Pop star Zere is experiencing a backlash after writing an anthem about women’s empowerment.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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Someone tried to slut-shame this politician – and she wasn’t having any of it

“I am here today to tell my faceless bullies that I cannot be shamed into quitting, because I am not ashamed.”

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Kelly Marie Tran pens blistering essay about Star Wars harassers

“I am the first woman of colour to have a leading role in a Star Wars movie… And I am just getting started.”

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Moya Crockett
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Online abuse activist Seyi Akiwowo
Visible Women

This former councillor wants to end online harassment for good

The former London councillor launched an advocacy group called Glitch, which tackles online abuse of women, after finding herself a target for trolls

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

The rising levels of abuse in women's football

As the profile of the women’s game rises, so have reports of harassment and sexist discrimination.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Twitter is "a toxic place for women" says Amnesty International

The human rights organisation has called out Twitter for failing to protect women from abuse on the platform

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Megan Murray
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Life

This is how the online abuse of women politicians is affecting our democracy

New research shows Theresa May gets three times as many comments on her appearance as Jeremy Corbyn.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

We should all celebrate the deletion of ‘Deepfake’ celebrity porn videos

It’s a rare sign of online platforms stepping in to protect women.

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Moya Crockett
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Anna Brech
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“Toxic tweets from the past are bad, but the frenzied reaction is worse”

"Whatever happened to empathy? It’s time to reassess."

Life

Women targeted by online abuse suffer panic attacks and trouble sleeping

Amnesty poll reveals damaging fallout from online threats

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Anna Brech
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