Malign Creativity: How Gender, Sex, and Lies are Weaponized Against Women Online is a landmark research study that explores gendered abuse and disinformation across six social media platforms over two months in late 2020.

In the study, the Wilson Center and Moonshot CVE define, quantify, and evaluate the use of online gendered and sexualized abuse and disinformation campaigns against women in public life, and strive to build awareness of the direct and indirect impacts of the phenomenon. The study provides recommendations for social media platforms, government policymakers, and employers to mitigate the problem in service of a more equitable, democratic future.

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