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It’s time to tell Twitter: end online violence and abuse against women now

Every day, women face violent threats, sexism, racism and more on Twitter. This abuse is flooding Twitter, forcing women out of public conversations - and at times, driving them off the platform. The abuse can be more intense for women of colour, women with disabilities; lesbian, bisexual, trans women, and non-binary people.

Twitter recently said “we stand with women around the world to make their voices heard and their presence known”. But women aren’t buying it. Twitter isn’t putting their own rules on abuse and hateful conduct into practice, or showing us how they deal with abuse when it’s reported.

The CEO, Jack Dorsey, can’t allow this to continue under his watch

Help end online abuse

With your help, we can all make sure Twitter becomes a safe space for movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, and not a place where women are silenced out of fear of violence and abuse. 

 CEO and Co-Founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey is the man who can make sure Twitter takes online abuse seriously. Tweet him now and hold him to his word.

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Twitter is not doing enough to check toxic abuse on the platform. Despite multiple requests, it won’t tell us how much or the type of abuse women report on Twitter, nor will it say how it responds to reports of abuse. If Twitter doesn’t share with us how they are measuring this problem, how can we help fix it?

That’s where you come in. Join thousands of digital detectives and expose abuse silencing women on #ToxicTwitter

All you need to get involved is a phone or a computer with internet access.

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Violence and abuse against women on Twitter has a detrimental effect on the right for women to express themselves freely, equally and without fear.

Instead of Twitter strengthening women’s voices, the violence and abuse women experience means that women are self-censoring what they post, limiting their interactions, or being driven off Twitter completely

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