Archive for December, 2020

Online violence, fueled by disinformation and political attacks, deeply harms women journalists

Online violence, fueled by disinformation and political attacks, deeply harms women journalists

This research was co-written by Julie Posetti, Nermine Aboulez, Kalina Bontcheva, Jackie Harrison and Silvio Waisbord. An alarmingly high number of women journalists are now targets of online attacks associated with orchestrated digital disinformation campaigns. The impacts include self-censorship, retreat from visibility, an increased risk of physical injury, and a serious mental health toll. The main …