"Online abuse—from violent threats and hateful slurs to sexual harassment, impersonation, and doxing—is a pervasive and growing problem. [...] But not everyone is subjected to the same degree of harassment. Certain groups are disproportionately targeted for their identity and profession. Because writers and journalists conduct so much of their work online and in public, they are especially susceptible to such harassment.
Among writers and journalists, the most targeted are those who identify as women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or members of religious or ethnic minorities."
Our friends at PEN America have published a report documenting the rise in online abuse, how it affects freedom of speech, and calling on big tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter to step up. Read more about 'No Excuse for Abuse' on their website.