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As #MeToo turns three, founder launches platform to fight sexual violence

Thursday, October 15, 2020

"The founder of the #MeToo movement marked its third anniversary on Thursday by launching an online platform to fight sexual violence, hoping to expand the reach of the campaign against harassment and assault.

The digital platform, called '‘me too.’ Act Too,' will act like a search engine, giving users personalized options to donate, participate or otherwise get involved in efforts to end sexual violence, said Tarana Burke, creator of the #MeToo hashtag.

The #MeToo movement took off three years ago, prompted by accusations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Untold numbers of women around the world took to social media to disclose sexual harassment and assault across workplaces, governments and campuses, spawning investigations and toppling high-profile men from positions of power.

The new platform will provide easy access to the tools, resources and opportunities people can use to join the activism, Burke told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

'Not taking for granted that everybody knows what to do, we wanted to create something that made activism and advocacy right at your fingertips,' Burke said."

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