online harassment

Twitter

Twitter Harassment of Woman Journalists and Politicians Happens Every 30 Seconds, Study Finds

The study by Amnesty International is purportedly the largest ever to examine the way women are harassed online at this scale.
Samantha Cole
20 hours ago
Twitter

Twitter Updated Its Rules Around Tweeting About Self-Harm and Suicide

More specific guidelines outline what the platform won’t tolerate when it comes to encouraging suicide.
Samantha Cole
2.21.18
internet crime

In a First, a Man Is Charged for Rape Over the Internet

Sweden’s laws don’t require penetration to call it rape.
Samantha Cole
12.1.17
online harassment

Inside Wikipedia’s Attempt to Use Artificial Intelligence to Combat Harassment

A range of tactics are going to be needed to solve Wikipedia’s problem with harassment.
Sarah Smellie
2.17.17
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
Twitter

After Trump Targets Union Leader, Twitter Says Rules Apply to All Accounts

On Wednesday a union leader received a number of abusive phone calls after Donald Trump criticized him on Twitter.
Joseph Cox
12.8.16
short circuit

Everyone Can Now Use Instagram’s Tool That Combats Offensive Language

Once available only to a select few, Instagram’s anti-harassment tool automatically deletes offensive comments.
Nicholas Deleon
9.12.16
Twitter

Leslie Jones and the Ethics of Amplifying Online Harassment

How should journalists cover harassment and hacks that are meant entirely to get attention?
Jason Koebler
8.26.16
Interview

Seeking Fit Young Men to Listen to Our Podcast About Tickling

Listen to our chat with David Farrier, the director of 'Tickled.'
Kaleigh Rogers
7.1.16
News

Wikipedia Editor Says Site’s Toxic Community Has Him Contemplating Suicide

A longtime Wikipedia editor sent an email to the site's largest mailing list saying that being banned from the site has impacted his mental health.
Jason Koebler
5.17.16
Silicon Divide

Virtual Manspreading: When Men Take Up Extra Space Online

Research shows men are more likely to speak up and use their full names in comment sections.
Martha Stortz
4.20.16
Twitter

Developers Hope ‘Literally the Worst App’ Won't Be Quite So Bad This Time

The makers of Stolen! are back with new version Famous!—and hope that changes to the app will address harassment concerns.
Tom Fenwick
2.19.16
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