How women in politics are targets of online abuse

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Published on 25 Mar 2021, 13:00
Black, female and high-profile, Vice President Kamala Harris is a top target for online abuse, and she’s not the only one. A study by the Wilson Center looked at gendered or sexualized abuse directed at a number of high-profile female politicians. The authors of this study say the abuse is a threat to democracy. What makes online hate so difficult to remove on social media?