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But not only women of public office are subject to digital attacks. For years, women and LGBTQ+ persons have been subject to discrimination online because of their gender or sexual orientation. Increasingly, hateful and defamatory language online is followed by physical violence offline. This is an attack on the fundamental values of our liberal democracy, on our security and the ability to participate in the public debate.
Dr Maria Giovanna Sessa, Senior Researcher, EU DisinfoLab
Helena Schwertheim, Senior Digital Policy and Research Manager, ISD Germany
Huberta von Voss, Executive Director, ISD Germany
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