Twitter failing to respect women's rights online, says Amnesty

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The conclusions come from a 16-month research study in which Amnesty International: interviewed 86 women and non-binary Twitter users across the USA and United Kingdom; carried out a poll last November across eight countries about harassment and abuse on social media; and hosted a survey in which 162 respondents talked about their experiences with violence and abuse online. From sexist comments and racism, to death and rape threats, Amnesty International urges Twitter users to "Tell Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey that he must clean up #ToxicTwitter, making sure it's a safe space for women by enforcing its rules on hateful conduct and abuse".

Its research highlighted abuse reported by women of colour, women from ethnic or religious minorities, lesbian, bisexual or transgender women, non-binary individuals and women with disabilities, and concluded many women felt unable to express themselves on Twitter for fear of being abused.

The findings show that only 9% of British women think Twitter is doing enough to stop violence and abuse against women.

In a survey of 1,000 British women, 78% told Amnesty that women who hold opinions don't think that Twitter is a place that they can share those ideas without receiving violence or abuse. "For far too long Twitter has been a space where women can too easily be confronted with death or rape threats, and where their genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are under attack".

Operating in over 40 languages, since its' launch in 2006, Twitter has become one of the world's largest online social media platforms, with a community of over 330 million monthly active users sending 500 million tweets each day.

"The gravity and the impact is so worrying and its such a clear violation of women to live free from violence, discrimination", the Amnesty researcher said. "The trolls are now winning, because despite repeated promises, Twitter is failing to do enough to stop them".

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Acknowledging that Twitter had recently taken steps to improve the experience of women on the platform, it was Amnesty's assessment that "these are not yet sufficient to adequately tackle the scale and nature of violence and abuse against women on Twitter".

In 2017, the rights group polled 4,000 women in eight countries and found that over three quarters (76%) of women who had experienced abuse or harassment on a social media platform made changes to how they use the platform. Whatever identity they can pick they will pick it and use it against you.

"If the military disagrees let them come and say so", Bashir Manzo, the father of a 16-year-old schoolgirl abducted in the attack, told The Associated Press. We have made significant changes to our reporting tools and continue to improve them as well working to communicate more clearly with our users on reports and how we draft policy. It includes a series of concrete recommendations for how Twitter can become a safer place for women.

Miski Noor, a gender non-conforming communications strategist for the Black Lives Matter Global Network, said: "Twitter is going to have to say whether they're for the people or they're not".

Far from strengthening women's voices, the violence and abuse many women experience on the platform leads them to self-censor what they post, limit their interactions, and even drives women off the microblogging site completely.

Twitter has responded to the report and said in a statement to Newsweek that it is working to fight "the hatred and prejudice within society that gives rise to online abuse" as the company seeks to establish healthy public conversation. The platform said that it can not simply "delete hatred and prejudice from society" and that they had made more than 30 changes to its platform in the past 16 months to improve safety, including taking more action on abusive tweets.



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