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OkCupid Wants Everyone to Use Real Names and Users are Pissed

The change could make people more vulnerable to harassment and doxxing.
Samantha Cole
12.22.17
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Reddit Moderator Getting a PhD in Online Moderation

Kat Lo is studying the largely thankless job of unpaid content moderation so we can make open and safe online communities.
Jason Koebler
12.12.17
Twitter Transparency
Twitter Transparency

Twitter's Transparency Report Isn't Transparent If It Doesn't Address Harassment

Hiding abuse doesn't make it go away.
Sarah Emerson
3.21.17
Cat and Mouse
Cat and Mouse

AI Can Now Identify Racist Code Words on Social Media

Checkmate.
Jordan Pearson
3.20.17
Twitter
Twitter

Twitter Finally Cracked Down on ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli

Writer Lauren Duca has reported a ton of harassment after she appeared on Fox News.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.17
Islam
Islam

As Afghanistan Comes Online, It Grapples With Its First Cyber Security Laws

The internet presents a new battlefield for the Afghan government as it prepares legislation to regulate and protect citizens online.
Ruchi Kumar
1.7.17
Twitter
Twitter

As Literal Nazis Abuse Twitter, CEO Asks How to Improve the Platform

Jack Dorsey took to his own account to ask for ideas to improve the service, but the main area of improvement is obvious.
Sarah Emerson
12.30.16
Twitter
Twitter

Harassed Jewish Journalist Creates Twitter Bot to Troll the Trolls

The bot goes after Trolls who impersonate minorities to make them seem racist.
Madison Margolin
12.10.16
News
News

Twitch Commenters Talk About Games on Men’s Streams, 'Boobs' on Women’s

A new study quantifies Twitch's sexism problem.
Jordan Pearson
11.23.16
Twitter
Twitter

Twitter Is Fighting an Uphill Battle to Censor Sexualised Images of Children

A much overlooked aspect of Twitter is how it is being used to share sexualised images of underage girls.
Joseph Cox
11.21.16
Twitter
Twitter

Twitter’s New Anti-Harassment Tools Are Good, But Still Not Enough

If Twitter is going to survive, these kinds of incremental improvements must continue.
Brianna Wu
11.15.16
Gaming
Gaming

With Limited Resources, VR Developers Test Solutions for Abuse on Average Users

“I have no QA team, the public is my QA team."
Megan Orpwood-Russell
11.5.16