Women abused on Twitter every 30 seconds - new study

Discussion in 'General' started by jamal9, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. jamal9

    jamal9

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    3,866
    Ratings:
    +4,695
    .
    https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/women-abused-twitter-every-30-seconds-new-study
    .
    .
    New research reveals the staggering level of abuse against women journalists and politicians from the UK and US on Twitter last year

    Largest ever study into online abuse against women

    'These results back up what women have long been saying – that Twitter is endemic with racism, misogyny and homophobia' - Kate Allen

    1.1 million abusive or problematic tweets were sent to women last year - an average of one every 30 seconds - Amnesty International revealed today (17 December), as it as it released a ground-breaking study into abuse against women politicians and journalists from the UK and US on Twitter.

    More than 6,500 volunteers from 150 countries signed up to take part in Amnesty’s 'Troll Patrol', a unique crowdsourcing project designed to process large-scale data about online abuse. Volunteers sorted through 228,000 tweets sent to 778 women politicians and journalists in the UK and USA in 2017. Using this information, machine learning techniques were then used to extrapolate data about the scale of abuse that women face on Twitter.

    The study, conducted with Element AI - a global artificial intelligence software product company - found that of the 778 women surveyed:

    • black women were disproportionately targeted, being 84% more likely than white women to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets. One in ten tweets mentioning black women was abusive or problematic, compared to one in fifteen for white women;
    • 7.1% of tweets sent to the women in the study were problematic or abusive. This amounts to 1.1 million tweets;
    • black and minority ethnic women were 34% more likely to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets than white women;
    • online abuse against women cuts across the political spectrum. Politicians and journalists faced similar levels of online abuse and we observed both liberals and conservatives alike, as well as left and right leaning media organisations, were affected.
    Politicians included in the sample came from across the US and UK political spectrums. The journalists included were from a diverse range of US and UK publications including The Daily Mail, The New York Times, Guardian, The Sun, gal-dem, Pink News and Breitbart.

    Milena Marin, Amnesty International’s Senior Advisor for Tactical Research, said:

    “With the help of technical experts and thousands of volunteers, we have built the world’s largest crowdsourced dataset about online abuse against women.

    “We found that, although abuse is targeted at women across the political spectrum, women of colour were much more likely to be impacted, and black women are disproportionately targeted. Twitter’s failure to crack down on this problem means it is contributing to the silencing of already marginalised voices.

    “By crowdsourcing research, we were able to build up vital evidence in a fraction of the time it would take one Amnesty researcher, without losing the human judgement which is so essential when looking at context around tweets.

    “Troll Patrol isn’t about policing Twitter or forcing it to remove content. We are asking it to be more transparent, and we hope that the findings from Troll Patrol will compel it to make that change. Crucially, Twitter must start being transparent about how exactly they are using machine learning to detect abuse, and publish technical information about the algorithms they rely on.”

    Element AI used the data gathered in Troll Patrol to develop a machine learning model of an app which attempts to automatically detect abusive tweets.

    Julien Cornebise, Element AI’s Head of the London office and AI For Good’s Director of Research, said:

    “This study is part of a long-term partnership between Amnesty and Element AI. Taking a sober approach to AI, we make long-term commitments, dedicating our technical experts and tools to enable social good actors to do what they do best.”

    Amnesty has repeatedly asked Twitter to publish data regarding the scale and nature of abuse on their platform, but so far the company has failed to do so. This hides the extent of the problem and makes it difficult to design effective solutions.

    Kate Allen, Amnesty UK’s Director, said:

    “It’s clear that a staggering level of violence and abuse against women exists on Twitter. These results back up what women have long been saying – that Twitter is endemic with racism, misogyny and homophobia.

    “The online space is an important platform for political and public conversation, and women must feel safe to express themselves and engage in debate without fear of abuse.

    “Twitter is failing to be transparent about the extent of the problem, but if our volunteers can gather meaningful data about online violence and abuse, so can Twitter. The company must take concrete steps to properly protect women’s rights on the platform.”

    Twitter’s response

    Abusive content violates Twitter’s own rules and includes tweets that promote violence against or threaten people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. Problematic content is defined as content that is hurtful or hostile, especially if repeated to an individual on multiple or cumulative occasions, but not as intense as an abusive tweet.

    Amnesty shared its findings with Twitter. In response, Twitter requested clarification on the definition of “problematic” “in accordance with the need to protect free expression and ensure policies are clearly and narrowly drafted.”

    Troll Patrol volunteers collectively dedicated an incredible 2,500 hours analysing tweets - the equivalent of someone working full-time for 1.5 years.

    .
    https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/women-abused-twitter-every-30-seconds-new-study
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. jamal9

    jamal9

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    3,866
    Ratings:
    +4,695
    Guys, stop abusing women. I don't abuse women on twitter or here on sspot.
    But seriously, them feminists are getting out of hand. How did track this to figure out this volume of abuse on twitter?
     
  3. AbdiRastoole

    AbdiRastoole South African Geeljire

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2019
    Messages:
    460
    Ratings:
    +468
    It's not in our culture to abuse women
    We Somalis uplift our women in any way as possible


    We are not practicians of honor killings like some camel fucking goat fucking arabs

    Domestic abuse doesnt exist in Somali culture
    Maybe some parts of Northern Somalia due to its proximity to the middle east where trash culture are likely imported from there
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. VantaBlack

    VantaBlack

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2019
    Messages:
    835
    Ratings:
    +1,305
  5. land owner

    land owner The weak are meat and the strong eat

    Joined:
    May 3, 2019
    Messages:
    2,823
    Ratings:
    +6,970
    I hate to admit it but I once retweeted a woman without consent :wow:
     
    • Funny Funny x 9
  6. Macalin M

    Macalin M Ciyaalka xaafada

    Joined:
    May 8, 2018
    Messages:
    4,097
    Ratings:
    +5,331
    I slid into a woman’s DM’s without consent. I think it’s allowed though because I sent a meme. :)
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  7. Waaqo of Punt

    Waaqo of Punt

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2019
    Messages:
    3,282
    Ratings:
    +2,683
    All u said is just complete qashin. Instead of denying what IS let's improve on what CAN BE.
     
  8. VixR

    VixR Veritas VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2016
    Messages:
    13,518
    Ratings:
    +15,645
    This is true all over the internet. What do you think the meme “no girls on the internet” exists?

    A lot of women don’t share their sex for this reason, or they tag themselves as “male” bc less bullshit, or even worse, there are men masquerading as women over the internet.

    Twitter being the particularly toxic echo chamber it is, it shouldn’t come as a shock.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. jamal9

    jamal9

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    3,866
    Ratings:
    +4,695
    [​IMG]
     
  10. HalimaJ

    HalimaJ

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2018
    Messages:
    2,795
    Ratings:
    +3,876
    I don't know why this is a suprise.
     
  11. Nilotufian

    Nilotufian VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2018
    Messages:
    2,254
    Ratings:
    +5,346
    Niggas with big accounts initially got their followers by abusing their own dark skin women 24/7 for years and then rebranded as woke/SJW like it never happened smh
     
  12. sincity

    sincity Vintagesomalia

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,424
    Ratings:
    +2,045
    We do face that problem yes.
     
  13. Nomoregames2019

    Nomoregames2019

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2019
    Messages:
    647
    Ratings:
    +933
    If you can't take the heat, don't be on the internet simply as. The internet doesn't care about your feelings, if you get triggered and offended by trolls and fake bots, then your insecure as fuck.

    Also Twitter is a public platform, so what do you except? Or just block and keep it moving
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  14. jamal9

    jamal9

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    3,866
    Ratings:
    +4,695
    I confess to committing this crime here on sspot. I harrassed one female member till she changed her nick.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Yukon_Niner

    Yukon_Niner I'll Batista Bomb your ayeeyo in Asda

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2019
    Messages:
    1,424
    Ratings:
    +2,911
    This rule will always be there and I shall always follow it. I will never believe thy doesn't have a dongle and make the same mistake as the many men of the internet.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  16. Nomoregames2019

    Nomoregames2019

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2019
    Messages:
    647
    Ratings:
    +933
    I thought Twitter was a SJW safe heaven social media app for leftist/feminist women to masturbate to each other over how evil white men are and how the patriarchy is affecting them.

    Even reddit is now mass banning sub reddits that are deemed to be "misogynistic"
     
  17. diaby

    diaby

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2018
    Messages:
    2,255
    Ratings:
    +3,858
    :mjlol:

    All these mentally ill women do is complain :mjlaugh:
     
  18. Mahacagalla

    Mahacagalla

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2017
    Messages:
    640
    Ratings:
    +747
    They even made cumtown private:liberaltears:
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Share This Page