Jigsaw is a unit within Alphabet developing technology to make the world safer. Jigsaw partnered with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to study the prevalence and impact of online violence against women on a global scale.
Research shows 85% of women have experienced or witnessed online violence.
- 40% of women surveyed had been harassed online.
- 50% of women experiencing online violence fear for their physical safety.
- 75% of these women changed their social media habits.
How Technology Can Help Prevent Violence Against Women Online
Jigsaw’s tool Perspective API is a free API that uses machine learning to spot toxic language. A broad range of websites use this technology to measurably reduce toxicity on their platforms, sometimes by helping human moderators do their work more efficiently, sometimes by providing commenters with real-time feedback on the potential toxicity of what they’re writing.