Bullying

In Moderation

Internal Documents Show How Facebook Decides When a Poop Emoji Is Hate Speech

Facebook trains its moderators to recognize when emojis violate the social network site’s policies as well, including for sexual solicitation, hate speech, and bullying.
Joseph Cox
6.7.18
The Sims

'The Sims' Helped Me Cope With Bullying

Video games can be a powerful coping mechanism.
Lisa Cumming
12.27.17
Internet

An Attempted Suicide Forced a Tumblr Community to Open Its Eyes About Bullying

A cartoon that was about inclusion and representation brought fans of all walks of life together. How did this togetherness almost bring one girl close to suicide?
Clinton Nguyen
11.6.15
Features

No Legitimate Purpose

A young girl killed herself after being cyberbullied at school. Now, her mother is being cyberbullied by a stranger.
Virginia Pelley
9.11.15
Toronto

A Rape Advocate Is Targeting Canadian Women In an Online Harassment Campaign

From Montreal to Toronto, Roosh V and his followers have attempted to identify and bully women online and off.
Jordan Pearson
8.14.15
News

What We Learned from Reddit CEO Huffman’s AMA

'Let's talk content.'
Clinton Nguyen
7.16.15
kids

When Humans Bully Robots, There Will Be Consequences

Could bullying a bot make it more of a threat?
Emiko Jozuka
7.8.15
Motherboard Blog

A 13-Year-Old Wants to Map All the Bullies in the US

Big data fights big jerks.
Meghan Neal
1.21.14
Motherboard Blog

Should Trolling Be Illegal?

Nobody likes Internet trolls. These faceless bullies get a kick out of lurking around forums or comment threads waiting for some unsuspecting user to say the wrong thing only so they can pounce on them and rain down insults. The topics been in the news...
Adam Estes
10.18.12
Motherboard Blog

The Cruelest Real Life Internet Prank

4chan’s latest prank: poking fun at internet daters
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.16.11