Amnesty International used machine-learning to quantify the scale of abuse against women on Twitter

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A new study by Amnesty International and Element AI attempts to put numbers to a problem many women already know about: that Twitter is a cesspool of harassment and abuse. It analyzed tweets sent to a sample of 778 women politicians and journalists during 2017, finding that 7.1 percent (1.1 million) of those tweets were either “problematic” or “abusive.”
Some of the forms of violence perpetrated by individuals are: rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, reproductive coercion, female infanticide, prenatal sex selection, obstetric violence, and mob violence; as well as harmful customary or traditional practices such as honor killings, dowry violence, female genital.
“violence against women” is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of gender-based violence that result in, or are likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion …

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