Amnesty International Reports reveals- Women receive 2 abusive or awkward tweets every minute

Dec 19 2018 09:17 AM
Amnesty International Reports reveals- Women receive 2 abusive or awkward tweets every minute

San Francisco: On an average, women get an abusive or awkward tweet every 30 seconds, exposes an Amnesty International study on Tuesday that supports Twitter's reputation as a "toxic" platform for women  especially  who are politicians and journalists.

The reports showed the revelations that Women of color, (Black, Asian, Latinx and mixed-race women) were 34 per cent more expected to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets than White women.

Amnesty International also stated that one in 10 tweets mentioning Black women politicians and journalists in a taster analyzed by the association was abusive or problematic.

"We found that, although abuse is targeted at women across the political spectrum, women of colour were much more likely to be impacted, and black women are disproportionately targeted," Milena Marin, Senior Advisor for Tactical Research at Amnesty International asserted in a statement.

Marin  added that Twitter's failure to beat on this problem means it is contributing to the silencing of already marginalized voices.

Worth mention here for this crucial study, Amnesty International worked together with Element AI, which is a global artificial intelligence software product company.

Over 6,500 volunteers from 150 countries inked up to particiapate in the crowdsourcing project designed to practice large-scale data about online abuse.

 

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