'No silver bullet' for solving online misogyny
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Online abuse: 'Burden' of misogynist content must be taken off victims

A Newsnight investigation found female politicians across Europe are being targeted with online abuse by the far-right.

Cecile Guerin from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue says there is a "collective responsibility" to tackle the problem. She says the difficulty of categorising this content as abusive - and the fact it is not always illegal - makes it hard to deal with effectively, but argues tech companies must take the burden of responsibility off victims. A Facebook spokesperson told Newsnight: "Targeted abuse towards politicians has no place on our platform and we are working hard to remove it."

  • 12 Jul 2019