TikTok has admitted censoring posts by users it identified as disabled, fat or LGBTQ+ as part of a misguided effort to cut down on bullying on the platform.
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A practical campaign toolkit to address the issue of online sexual harassment amongst young people aged 13 – 17 years.
When she was 14, Megan Hinton was tricked into sending a naked photo of herself over social media and suffered abuse at school as a result.
She was trying to fit in at a new school, after being bullied at her previous one.
Rumours of child abductors spread through WhatsApp in a small town in Mexico. The rumours were fake, but a mob burned two men to death before anyone checked.
Our inquiry into online abuse and the experience of disabled people was prompted by a petition by Katie Price, signed by more than 200,000 people. Her petition calls for a specific criminal offence to cover online abuse and a register of offenders. It talks about online abuse directed at people from all backgrounds, but also highlights the shocking abuse directed at her disabled son, Harvey.
House of Commons petition Committee.
People found guilty of repeatedly uploading "revenge porn" will face the toughest punishments when new sentencing guidelines come into force.
It is the first time the Sentencing Council for England and Wales has given instructions to courts on dealing with those who humiliate others by uploading private sexual images and videos.
The guidelines - published on Thursday - will come into force on 1 October 2018.