• Toxic Twitter – A Toxic Place For Women (2018 study via Amnesty International)

Toxic Twitter – A Toxic Place For Women (2018 study via Amnesty International)

Toxic Twitter – A Toxic Place For Women (2018 study via Amnesty International)

Snippets:

…. As a company, Twitter is failing to respect women’s rights online.

But for many women, Twitter is a platform where violence and abuse against them flourishes, often with little accountability.

As a company, Twitter is failing in its responsibility to respect women’s rights online by inadequately investigating and responding to reports of violence and abuse in a transparent manner.

The violence and abuse many women experience on Twitter has a detrimental effect on their right to express themselves equally, freely and without fear.

Instead of strengthening women’s voices, the violence and abuse many women experience on the platform leads women to self-censor what they post, limit their interactions, and even drives women off Twitter completely.

A TOXIC PLACE FOR WOMEN
As the world becomes increasingly connected online, our reliance on social media platforms such as Twitter has also become increasingly important. But the online world, and social media platforms like Twitter are not immune to many of the human rights abuses that women face offline.

Over the last 16 months, Amnesty International has conducted qualitative and quantitative research about women’s experiences on social media platforms including the scale, nature and impact of violence and abuse directed towards women on Twitter, with a particular focus on the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).

Such abuse includes direct or indirect threats of physical or sexual violence, discriminatory abuse targeting one or more aspects of a woman’s identity, targeted harassment, and privacy violations such as doxing or sharing sexual or intimate images of a woman without her consent.

You can read the rest of that study / article here.

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