Online abuse of women in Myanmar
26 January 2023
Propaganda, Online, Hate speech, Women
Almost exactly two years since the military coup in Myanmar, Newsnight has exclusive evidence that women who speak up against the regime are especially in danger.
Research shared with the programme shows that pro-military social media accounts are systematically targeting women who speak up against the regime, flooding their accounts with hate speech and doxxing, meaning their private information is posted publicly alongside calls for violence.