SoA and English PEN state positions on online harassment of authors

SoA and English PEN state positions on online harassment of authors

The Society of Authors has said the membership organisation is "appalled at any kind of hate speech" but that it refrains from getting involved in individual cases of trolling, especially if an author hasn't asked for intervention.

The authors' organisation was responding after novelist Amanda Craig questioned whether professional bodies should be doing more to defend authors who are becoming targets for hate speech online, including receiving death threats for expressing their views.

English PEN, also criticised, has issued a broad statement condemning online harassment and supporting th...

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