Nations worldwide are struggling to address issues such as harassment, libel or retaliation pornography
Online abuse is rife on social media and other sites across the globe but countries are attempting to deal with it in very different ways. As part the Protector Web we want series investigating the dark side of the internet – and the efforts people are constructing to clean it up – we look at what different parliaments are doing.
With more internet users than any other country 688 million, according to the governments last counting China offer fertile ground for online abuse.
The most notorious sort is the so-called human flesh search engine, by which internet users club together to identify and then publicly humiliate online targets who have been accused of anything from corruption to infidelity or animal brutality.
Ding Jinhao, a adolescent from the city of Nanjing, understands the hazards better than most. In May 2013 he was the target of a furious online campaign after another internet user accused him of carving the phrase Ding Jinhao was here into an ancient Egyptian temple while on holiday.
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