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The use of the Internet, email, or other electronic communications device to harass and threaten another person, who may, as a result of repeated threats and harassment, have a reasonable fear for his or her safety
Todays Communiqu gives new impetus to the need to counter online harassment of female journalists and calls on States to signal that online abuse of female journalists has no place in a democratic society, said Commissioner Mijatovic.
Online abuse does not require the perpetrator to send a deliberately hurtful message multiple times to do harm, as a single post can be expected to be liked, shared or otherwise reposted countless times by others, he said.
The study by cyber-psychology researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) found there is little public sympathy or support for victims of online abuse.
In a clip shared on (https://twitter.com/emynash/status/1089800672684449792) Twitter , Emily Nash talked about the online abuse that the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex received from their bashers.