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What is Digital Voter Suppression

Digital voter suppression™ is the use of online services to send inaccurate, misinformation, false data, mobile messages, and/or images for the purpose of suppressing the vote during any election season. The use of online services rarely stands on its own, and can be in connection with or in addition to any additional physical voter suppression activities if they include a digital, social networking, technical or mobile component.

Stop Online Harassment & Violence

  • Women report being personally harassed online much more frequently than men, with the gender gap skewing 57% women to 43% men across all age groups.
  • Online harassment significantly affects its targets, with 29% of the harassed stating that they were scared for their life and 20%, afraid to leave their homes.
  • 62% of people surveyed think the laws are not strong enough for online harassment.