Twitter teams up with advocacy group to end 'unprecedented' harassment of women

The non-profit advocacy organization Women, Action, and the Media (Wam) has partnered with Twitter to tackle online harassment of women, which it says is occurring on an unprecedented scale. Following a Pew study that showed 26% of women aged between 18 and 24 have been stalked online and 25% have been targets of online sexual harassment, Wam has created a comprehensive but easy-to-use form, through which users can report harassments and threats that will then be escalated to Twitter.

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Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: Wam, advocacy, women, social media, online harassment

Posted on Saturday 8 November 2014

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