Saturday 3 December 2016

How online justice can backfire for abuse victims

Emma Murphy's Facebook video has put the domestic violence issue top of the agenda. But Sarah Carey argues that trial-by-internet is not justice

Published 12/07/2015 | 02:30

'In one way, Emma Murphy is better off than some victims. She has a black eye. Something to show'
'In one way, Emma Murphy is better off than some victims. She has a black eye. Something to show'

In one way, Emma Murphy is better off than some victims. She has a black eye. Something to show.

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There are many people - men and women - who aren't so lucky. They are controlled, monitored, undermined, threatened, called nasty names and made to feel that they're utterly worthless. But no one has a clue, because there's nothing to see.

If Murphy's partner - Francis Usanga - had stuck to getting another woman pregnant (as Murphy claims), there'd be nothing particularly special about her story.

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