Though Facebook users around the world have been increasingly abandoning their accounts to protest the website’s seemingly endless privacy violations, that isn’t enough. After all, you don’t even need to be using Facebook in order for the company to track your online behavior.
Germany's Network Enforcement Act, or NetzDG, requires social media companies to block clearly illegal content within 24 hours, and more ambiguous cases within seven days, or face fines of up to 50 million euros for systematic breaches.
What is abundantly clear is the sheer scale of the abuse against women on Twitter. Over the past year, Twitter has pledged to improve the health of its platform, although progress on that front has been uneven so far.
Often the digital pioneers, children tend to be the canaries in the coalmine of the digital age, encountering risks before many adults are aware of them or able to develop strategies to mitigate or tackle these risks.