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Foreign and 'alt-right' activists target Irish voters on Facebook ahead of abortion referendum

CLAIRE PROVOST and LARA WHYTE

New data shows how social media has become a battleground in a transatlantic backlash against abortion rights for Irish women.

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Feminist bots vs right-wing trolls: Brazil’s gender justice movements cross new frontiers

ANI HAO
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Abortion has long been criminalised in Brazil. It is an issue that many have all but given up on – except for feminist movements.

How women in the Balkans are using social media to fight sexism

LIDIJA PISKER
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Women are primary targets of bias and online harassment in the Balkans. Now, a growing number are using the internet to fight back.

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