Tech giants vow action to help tackle abuse of women online

According to research on the issue, 38% of women globally have directly experienced abuse online, rising to 45% among younger women. — AFP

Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter have committed to improving their reporting systems and handing users more control over their experience as part of an initiative to tackle the abuse of women online.

It comes as hundreds of prominent women around the world, including current and former heads of state, have published an open letter urging the platforms to make their sites safer.

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