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Pizzagate: American politics get the Gamergate treatment

Pizzagate: American politics get the Gamergate treatment

Dec 7, 2016 | By Brianna Wu

It was an assault rifle being fired in a pizzeria that signaled the severity of Facebook’s fake news problem. Call it Pizzagate – a right-wing conspiracy theory based on a baseless lie by 4chan. The rifle being fired was far from the only danger to employees and the owner of Comet Ping Pong – they’ve […]

Women Writers Have Always Been Targeted for Anti-Semitic Hatred

Women Writers Have Always Been Targeted for Anti-Semitic Hatred

Nov 17, 2016 | By Avital Norman Nathman

Why it is only now that media is paying serious attention to anti-semitic harassment targeted at journalists? Last week, the Anti Defamation League (ADL) issued a report detailing the rise in anti-Semitic harassment of journalists via Twitter. While this particular report focuses on the past year and how the presidential campaign fueled hatred, the findings of […]

Doxing 101: What to Do About Lou Dobbs’ Irresponsible Tweeting?

Doxing 101: What to Do About Lou Dobbs’ Irresponsible Tweeting?

Oct 19, 2016 | By Soraya Chemaly

Last Wednesday, the New York Times published an article in which 74-year old Jessica Leeds described Donald Trump, with whom she was sharing a flight 30 years ago, grabbing her breasts and attempting to put his hand up her skirt.  One day later, one of Fox Business’ most popular hosts, Lou Dobbs, retweeted a tweet […]

The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse

The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse

Jun 7, 2016 | By Anil Dash

After building online communities for two decades, we’ve learned how to fight abuse. It’s a solvable problem. We just have to stop repeating the same myths as excuses not to fix things.