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Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three unidentified people outside her house in Bangalore in September 2017. EPA-EFE/ Raminder Pal Singh

Online attacks on female journalists are increasingly spilling into the ‘real world’ – new research

An international survey of women media workers has found that in many cases, physical attacks appear to have followed online threats.
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.
Katie Hopkins entering the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2015. Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images

The people who abuse MPs online

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?

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