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Online sexual harassment and misogynist abuse from trolls is not a new thing for women who express independent views and opinions on social and political issues, especially in patriarchal societies. A group of women activists from Kerala are fed up with it and have decided to do something about it. Calling themselves “Women in Campaign”, this informal group has started an online campaign ‘For a better FB’. They want Facebook to change its policies on online abuse and on user privacy (“real name“ policy). They say Facebook’s “flimsy community policies” are putting women’s lives in danger and fuelling online harassment, violence and hatred against women. It all started when Preetha G, a Facebook user with 22k followers who posts regularly on politics and other issues, was abused, sl...

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