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. These can be in connection or addition to any additional physical voter suppression activities if they include a digital, social networking, technical or mobile component.
- 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.