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Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has had to hire security due to sexist vitriol aimed at her in public. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Green with rage: Women climate change leaders face online attacks

Understanding the sexist and misogynistic terrain women climate leaders must navigate is an important requirement of an informed electorate as Canada heads to the polls next month.
Victorian MP Fiona Patten has introduced a new anti-vilification bill to parliament that would extend protections to women, the disabled and the LGBT community. James Ross/AAP

Victoria’s new anti-vilification bill strikes the right balance in targeting online abuse

The proposed amendments would provide much-needed updates to Victoria's vilification laws and bring the state in line with NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT.
It can be complicated to teach a computer to detect harassment and threats. Palto/Shutterstock.com

Can Facebook use AI to fight online abuse?

It could seem attractive to try to teach computers to detect harassment, threats and abusive language. But it's much more difficult than it might appear.

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