What does content moderation on social media actually entail? How much artificial intelligence and human labour is being used, who is responsible for decisions around the removal of content or what complaints to ignore? An insider from social media companies shares five concise insights.
Online abuse and harassment prevent women from realising their full rights online. In this article we look at specific instances of harassment of women online in Ghana, and what needs to be done to ensure full and meaningful internet access for women.
The clampdown on gays and non-heteronormative people in Tanzania has been in the news, and while it seems it is the agenda of certain groups and people in the government, it is essential to examine the privacy, data and censorship implications of targeting LGBTQIA+ people online.
APC's Take Back the Tech! project worked closely with Luchadoras and SocialTIC, campaigners in Mexico, to develop an illustrated list of manifestations of online gender-based violence based on case documentation. Use it in your work and activism, and please share it widely!
This in-depth article shares reflections on research with urban youth in Bangladesh on how they deal with cyberharassment and cyberbullying, particularly the experience of young women.
The Feminist Internet Research Network is a three-and-a-half-year collaborative and multidisciplinary research project led by APC, funded by the International Development Research Centre. The project draws on the study “Mapping research in gender and digital technology”, and the Feminist Principles of the Internet collectively crafted by feminists and activists, primarily located in the glo...
Women in Ghana, ordinary women and celebrities, have dealt with harassment and violence online, but there is minimal effort by the government currently to effectively address this problem. The suggestion seems to be that self-censorship should solve such problems faced by women.
An unexpected duo, tech bros and sex workers, banded together in the United States in opposition to two bills meant to curb online sex trafficking.
Can technology-based solutions improve the quality of life for people with disabilities? Srinidhi Raghavan interviews various women who talk about how mobile phone usage has benefited them in terms of communication and social interaction, but also about their real concerns around privacy.
The annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa brings together people from across the continent to deliberate on privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online in the region. But what about gender perspectives?