Indian women lawmakers face abuse as global online violence rises

An illustration picture shows a man starting his Twitter App on a mobile device in Hanau near Frankfurt, October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY) - BM2E9AL1C9101

NEW DELHI/DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nearly 100 Indian women politicians faced abuse, including rape and death threats, on social media during elections last year, with researchers on Thursday raising concerns over rising online violence against women globally. A study by Amnesty International India said 95 female politicians received nearly 1 million hateful mentions […]

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