Amnesty International Report States The Obvious: Twitter Is Often A Horrible Place For Women

Human rights NGO Amnesty International and international artificial intelligence company Element AI released a report today on all the Twitter harassment women endured in 2017, and their combined human-machine findings are pretty much what you would expect. Women get harassed a lot, with black women at an alarmingly higher rate. (Incidentally, all things women have been saying for years. )

The “shocking” report found that an abusive or problematic tweet was sent to a woman every 30 seconds and 84% of the time, that abusive tweet mentioned a black woman. Women of color were “disproportionately targeted,” wrote the study’s authors and it didn’t matter where they fell on the political spectrum, even Breitbart journalists were targeted.

 

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