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UN launches ‘bodyright’ symbol against online violence

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United Nations on Thursday launched a campaign against gender-based violence on the internet, complete with the symbol ⓑ which can be added to social media posts. The symbol seeks to highlight that corporate logos and copyrighted Intellectual Property often receive greater protection online than people. The UN population agency UNFPA’s “bodyright” campaign said women, young people, ethnic minorities and the LGTB community had to be protected against online violence. “Everyone has the right to live free of fear and violence — both online and offline,”…

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