Understanding The Difference Between Generic Harassment and GenderTrolling

Posted by Karla Mantilla on Apr 15, 2016 in Internet Policy, Online Harassment
Understanding The Difference Between Generic Harassment and GenderTrolling

The current online harassment campaigns against women, especially prominent and successful women, is a continuation of this tradition of silencing women’s speech and writing through intimidation and harassment.

Why Naming Online Harassment Accurately Matters

Posted by Bailey Poland on Apr 11, 2016 in Internet Policy, Online Harassment
Why Naming Online Harassment Accurately Matters

“Online harassment” covers a complex range of tactics. Using the right words to describe them is vitally important to understanding the problem.

How a Group of Online Misogynists Tried to Ruin My Professional Life

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2016 in Cross-Platform Harassment, Internet Policy, Online Harassment
How a Group of Online Misogynists Tried to Ruin My Professional Life

Social media’s network effect is often used in coordinated ways to try and destroy a target’s ability to work.

Why Social Media Companies Aren’t Liable for Abuse on Their Platforms

Posted by Arthur Chu on Mar 18, 2016 in Internet Policy, Online Harassment
Why Social Media Companies Aren’t Liable for Abuse on Their Platforms

When policymakers decided to be “neutral” and let the logic of the market and human nature take its course, they inevitably empowered the worst actors at the expense of everyone else.

Why Online Anonymity is Critical for Women

Posted by Sara Baker on Mar 11, 2016 in Internet Policy, Online Harassment
Why Online Anonymity is Critical for Women

When it comes to online violence against women, anonymity is a tricky subject. While many people think anonymity is to blame for widespread Internet harassment, anonymity is also a valuable aspect of being able to participate equally online.