Building a Feminist Internet: In Latin America, women are adopting strategies to push back against the internet that facilitates online gender-based violence.

Increasingly, feminist activists and groups are using technologies and digital spaces to organize, get informed, demand rights and report abuses. Notable cases in Argentina, El Salvador, Brazil, Chile and elsewhere illustrate just how useful digital spaces are for occupation and demonstration; also remarkable are the many disruptive ways in which feminist and women movements are taking back the internet in order to accomplish social and political change.

In Latin America, feminists have adopted digital strategies to push back against regulations, protect themselves from attacks, report abuses and mobilize others. But to understand the internet’s ability to facilitate these strategies, we must first discuss the structural constraints that women and, increasingly, feminist groups face online.

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