An international survey of women media workers has found that in many cases, physical attacks appear to have followed online threats.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, online platforms might seem to be safer places to work and socialise, but online abuse is expected to rise – and women are at a higher risk.
No wonder several high-profile figures say they can’t take it any more. Are we really going to allow women to be harassed out of public service?
Authorities are struggling to deal with the unimaginable scale of online abuse – and young people are suffering as a result.
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.
Companies and governments should do more to prevent ‘revenge porn’ without asking potential victims to send their nude photos to Facebook.
MPs come in for a lot of abuse online. But who are the haters and is the media partly to blame for the way it reports politics?
Faced with the prospect of constant online attack, why would anyone want to get into politics?
The online abuse of journalists is increasingly leading to self-censorship and websites abandoning the comment function altogether