The Chilling: Assessing Big Tech’s Response to Online Violence Against Women Journalists

This is an extracted chapter of a wider UNESCO-commissioned global study on online violence against women journalists produced by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The full-length study will published in 2022.

The chapter identifies the role of big tech companies and especially social media platforms, as vectors and facilitators of gender-based online violence targeting women journalists. And it assesses the responses of these companies to the problem, making 23 recommendations for more effective countermeasures.

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2022 Global UNESCO Posetti, J., Bontcheva, K. & Shabbir, N. research report
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 1 Big Tech's Response, online violence, recommendations, women journalists Download/link