Extent and consequences of online abuse surveyed

According to Reuters, ‘Online abuse silences women and girls, fuels violence‘, fueling gender-based violence and resulting in self-censorship online, as shown by a recent survey. Al-Jazeera reported that ‘a majority of the harassment – almost 60 percent – was racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic’ referring to a report about the poll, which examined the extent and consequences of online harassment.