Social media abuse of plus-sized models encourages women to be more abusive, researchers find- Tempemail

Women are more likely to leave a negative comment on a social media image of a plus-sized model if the image has already received negative comments, a new study has found. Researchers conducted an experiment among 92 female Australian university students who were shown four Facebook photos of plus-sized models. Continue Reading

Love Island star Amy Hart says she had online death threat from 13-year-old | Online abuse- Tempemail

Former Love Island contestant Amy Hart has said her online abusers are often married people with children or in jobs like nursing, and that she received a death threat from a 13-year-old child. Hart, who was giving evidence to a committee of MPs investigating influencer culture, said she had 3,000 Continue Reading

Racist abuse of footballers will lead to tragedy, Anton Ferdinand tells inquiry | Football- Tempemail

The failure of social media companies to tackle racist abuse of footballers will lead to tragedy unless more is done, Anton Ferdinand has warned MPs. In an attack on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter the former West Ham and England Under-21 defender suggested their refusal to act was linked Continue Reading

Internet troll who sent racist abuse to Bukayo Saka apologises | Race- Tempemail

An internet troll who subjected Bukayo Saka to racist abuse after the England football player missed the decisive penalty in the Euro 2020 final shootout defeat to Italy has apologised after being tracked down on social media by journalists. The man in his early 20s from Saudi Arabia posted racist Continue Reading

Apple Delays Plans to Scan Devices for Child Abuse Images After Privacy Backlash – Tempemail

Apple is temporarily hitting the pause button on its controversial plans to screen users’ devices for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) after receiving sustained blowback over worries that the tool could be weaponized for mass surveillance and erode the privacy of users. “Based on feedback from customers, advocacy groups, researchers, Continue Reading

Newcastle’s Joe Willock says he receives racist abuse ‘every day’ on social media | Newcastle United- Tempemail

The Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock has said he receives “disgusting” racist messages every day on social media, and has added to growing calls for platforms to do more to combat the problem. “Every day I get messages,” Willock told BBC Radio Newcastle. “Messages saying about my colour or different Continue Reading

Bollywood’s Kareena Kapoor subject to online abuse over baby’s name | Global development- Tempemail

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor has received abuse online from extremists over her new baby’s name. Kapoor has been attacked on social media for calling her second son Jehangir, the imperial name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor, which means “conqueror of the world”. Kapoor, a Hindu, and her husband, Saif Ali Continue Reading

Twitter users banned after racist abuse of England players still posting online | Football- Tempemail

Twitter users banned after the torrent of racist abuse directed at England’s footballers are still posting on the platform, the Guardian has learned. Fifty-six persistently abusive Twitter users had their accounts permanently suspended on 12 July, the day after the European Championship final, amid a blaze of publicity surrounding hateful Continue Reading

Apple to Scan Every Device for Child Abuse Content — But Experts Fear for Privacy – Tempemail

Apple on Thursday said it’s introducing new child safety features in iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS as part of its efforts to limit the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) in the U.S. To that effect, the iPhone maker said it intends to begin client-side scanning of images shared Continue Reading

Cyberflashing should be new criminal offence, review suggests | Online abuse- Tempemail

Unsolicited sending of obscene images should be made illegal through the creation of a new offence of cyberflashing, a UK government-commissioned review recommended. The Law Commission said that while the Sexual Offences Act criminalised exposure of genitals it was not sufficiently clear whether that covered images or video recordings. In Continue Reading