Technology Abuse: It’s Still About Power & Control

Technology Abuse: It’s Still About Power & Control

While anonymously perpetrated online abuse is common, in many cases, the perpetrator is someone the victim knows, and often, the harassment is a tactic of ongoing abuse. Perpetrators often pose serious dangers to victims in “real” life, a fact often minimized by a stranger-danger media narrative.

When Online Harassment is Cross-Platform, There’s Nowhere to Turn

When Online Harassment is Cross-Platform, There’s Nowhere to Turn

These are everyday people, engaging in everyday harassment to build social capital. And they don’t limit themselves to one part of the internet or another.

Social Norms, Not Tech, Fuel Abuse

Posted by Jacqueline Wernimont, Ph.D. on Feb 11, 2016 in Freedom of Speech, Gender-Based Violence, Online Harassment
Social Norms, Not Tech, Fuel Abuse

Online violences are diverse but they have in common harm and constraint. They seek to limit the kinds of lives that women and feminists can live on- and offline. They punish those who push against that constraint with threats of financial and identity theft and with promises of physical violence.

10 Must-Read Books About Online Harassment and Free Speech

Posted by Soraya Chemaly on Feb 11, 2016 in Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, Online Harassment
10 Must-Read Books About Online Harassment and Free Speech

Interested in what experts think online harassment, as a socio-technical phenomenon, is all about? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best books, covering free speech, legal issues, social realities and more, about the topic.