Amnesty Int’l Report: Twitter’s Failure to Protect Women from Online Abuse Violates Human Rights Law

Amnesty International released a landmark report on its 16-month investigation of abuse of women in Twitter entitled “TOXIC TWITTER – A TOXIC PLACE FOR WOMEN,” which charges that Twitter’s failure to safeguard women on its platform is a human rights violation. As the report explains: [F]or many women, Twitter is a platform where violence and…

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship – 2017 This is a day of observance spearheaded by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International in 2008. For this year’s World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued a report entitled “Censorship and surveillance of journalists: an unscrupulous business.” The report condemns the readiness with which leading Internet companies submit to…

CLBR #233: HRW’s Kristine Beckerle on Social Media and Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

14,000 Saudi Women Sign Petition to End Male Guardianship Laws In Response to Twitter Campaign Background: Boxed In: Women and Saudi Arabia’s Male Guardianship System Saudi Women Launch Twitter Campaign Against Male Guardianship Twitter and the Birth of “Women Spring” in Saudi Arabia Human Rights Watch’s Kristine Beckerle (@K_Beckerle)  is the Yemen and Kuwait researcher in the Middle…