EE urges the UK government to mention women and girls in the Online safety bill
British telecommunication company EE launches a campaign urging the UK government to include references to women and girls in the Online safety bill.
The 262-page Online Safety Bill, which is being evaluated in the House of Lords, has been the subject of a campaign by the British telecommunications company EE, urging the UK government to include references to women and girls. According to the telecommunications company, the bill, roughly the size of a short novel, doesn’t mention women and girls disproportionately affected by online abuse.
While the lack of a name-check alone does not mean that the legislation lacks elements to combat gendered violence, charities, legislators, and others have urged decision-makers to improve the legislation’s effectiveness in combating online misogyny.