online safety and digital citizenship specialist

 Tagged with abuse

26 January 2022

For 10 years, Matthew Hardy harassed people online by creating fake social media accounts to spread lies about them.

His targets had very little in common - they varied in age, had unconnected jobs and were living in different areas when they were targeted.

However, one thing they all shared was a persistent paranoia, brought on by not knowing the identity of the person behind the accounts or why they were being targeted.

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24 January 2022

The draft online safety bill would not stop the sharing of "insidious" images of child abuse and violence against women and girls, MPs have said.

The Commons culture committee warned the government its proposed legislation is not clear or robust enough.

Content which is currently technically legal, such as deepfake pornography, still needs addressing, they said.

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