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