A new report finds disinformation is a major component in the ways women journalists are threatened online – threats that too often extend beyond the virtual world to put their physical safety at risk.
Posted: May 20, 2021
By Janet Coats, CTMT Managing Director When women journalists talk about their experiences on social media, many of them describe being “attacked.” That word is an important one. We’ve long described the ways women are treated on social media as “harassment.” But the reality is often much more frightening and is better understood as online violence. That’s the starting point for “The Chilling: Global Trends in Online Violence Against Women Journalists,” a research paper recently released by UNESCO. As the report makes clear, disinformation is a major component in the ways women journalists are threatened online – threats that too…