Women are attacked on Twitter every 30 seconds: Amnesty International

Women of color are most frequently targeted, according to Amnesty International.

A study of tweets received last year by 778 female U.S. and U.K. journalists and politicians revealed that they were attacked on Twitter approximately every 30 seconds.

The “Troll Patrol” project, a joint effort by Amnesty International and Element AI, a software product company, revealed that about 7 percent of 1.1 million tweets mentioning the 778 women were “problematic” or “hostile,” an average of about two per minute.

Women of color were 34 percent more likely than white women to be abused.

Black women were 84 percent more likely than white women to be abused.

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