Category: online abuse

Protecting Boys From Sextortion

Commentary There’s an intriguing photograph of the four people who head up Australia’s Digital Platforms Regulators Forum. A row of smiling women. The control of our county’s high tech online world is firmly in female hands, with not a skerrick of gender diversity to be seen. This would be fine if we could be assured…


Biden Admin Launches Task Force to ‘Address Online Harassment and Abuse’

The Biden administration announced a new task force called the “White House Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse.” In a statement on June 16, the White House said that President Joe Biden would sign a presidential memorandum to establish the task force, “responding to the need for government leadership to address online harms,…


More Supervision Over Social Media Needed to Combat Online Abuse: Inquiry

The Australian Department of Home Affairs aims to have more supervision over the algorithms of social media platforms and encryption technology to help tackle cyber abuse. Speaking at the parliamentary inquiry into internet safety on Feb.1, Brendan Dowling, the digital and technology policy head of the department of home affairs, said the department was increasingly…