A public crisis, with a feeling of deja vu – the online abuse of Australian women

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The Guardian, Saturday 23 April 2016

As recently as in the past six months, the high-profile campaign against domestic violence spearheaded by Rosie Batty has expanded to include the abuse regularly experienced by women on the internet, by both known and unknown perpetrators.

New data has helped to reveal the staggering extent of the problem in Australia. A study by the digital security firm Norton, released in March, found nearly half of women had experienced some form of abuse or harassment online and suggested that women felt that online abuse was a growing problem that they were powerless to act over.

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By J Pope

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