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Digital Platforms and Violence against Women: User Experiences, Best Practices, and the Law
This webinar will present a personal experience of being targeted by digital hate groups in order to describe experiences of violence, doxing, the precarity of being visible in online spaces, and the importance of fostering a feminist security culture. It will provide an overview of key privacy, safety and security tips and resources and offer participants tools to create safer spaces for themselves and others. It will also provide an overview of key laws that apply to online platform-facilitated violence, abuse, and harassment, including privacy law, tort law, criminal law, and the developing law on platform regulation.

Learning Objectives

• To understand how the visibility afforded to us by a social media saturated society fosters opportunities for new forms of risk and gendered violence and how to resist visibility through feminist security culture.
• To have a better understanding of digital literacy and the consequences of what we disclose and consume in order to better support women in the context of shelters, transition housing and beyond experiencing tech facilitated violence.
• To understand the various major types of legal strategies available to address platform-facilitated abuse, including what specific issues they can address and their limitations.

Oct 20, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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