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Domestic violence against women increasing on the internet

Experts  say that an increasing number of women around the world are being abused by their partners through social media sites and elsewhere on the internet, an article on Reuters stated March 11.

According to reports, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are being used by domestic violence offenders to harass and stalk their partners. A 2014 survey showed that about 50% of younger American women have reported being threatened, bullied, or harassed online. 72% of respondents said they knew their abuser. However, experts point out that, while domestic abuse has found an additional home online, resources, information, and support groups are also accessible to women online to combat the abuse.

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