If You Ignore Pornography, You Aren’t Teaching Sex Ed

Refusing to discuss sexually explicit media won’t make it go away.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dating-and-relationships, #education-k-12, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #pornography, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander

In response to Times articles, the search giant is changing its algorithm, part of a major shift in how Google polices harmful content.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #google-inc, #libel-and-slander, #privacy, #search-engines

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As Dictators Target Citizens Abroad, Few Safe Spaces Remain

For émigrés and exiles, pressure on families back home, social media intimidation, even kidnapping, have become a regular part of life.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #cyberharassment, #deportation, #extraordinary-rendition, #fugitives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #targeted-killings, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group

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Subpoena to Twitter Is Said to Concern a Purported Threat to McConnell, not Nunes

Details are trickling out about the Justice Department’s use of a grand jury to attempt to identify the user behind a parody account mocking Representative Devin Nunes.

#cyberharassment, #justice-department, #mcconnell-mitch, #nunes-devin-g, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Colorado Makes Doxxing Public Health Workers Illegal

The pandemic made health care workers a new target for having their personal information shared online, often with real-world consequences.

#colorado, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #law-and-legislation, #privacy

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English Soccer Announces Social Media Boycott to Protest Online Abuse

The boycott, set to begin on Friday, is the most direct effort yet by a sport to pressure social media companies like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to take action against abuse.

#black-people, #boycotts, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #england, #english-premier-league, #soccer, #social-media

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When Is Online Nastiness Illegal?

Deciphering between political rhetoric and dangerous threats online isn’t always easy.

#cyberharassment, #law-and-legislation, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages

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A Different Way of Thinking About Cancel Culture

Social media companies and other organizations are looking out for themselves.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #twitter, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Texas High Schoolers Set Prices for Classmates in ‘Slave Trade’ Chat

A school district in Aledo, Texas, said it had meted out “disciplinary consequences” after ninth graders assigned dollar values to students of color in private Snapchat messages.

#bullies, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #school-discipline-students, #texas

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Ex-Northeastern Coach Solicited Nude Photos From Students, U.S. Says

Steve Waithe, 28, was charged with cyberstalking and fraud in a scheme to get female track-and-field athletes at Northeastern University to send him nude or seminude photos, federal prosecutors said.

#college-athletics, #cyberharassment, #frauds-and-swindling, #northeastern-university, #waithe-steve

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India’s News Upstarts Challenged Modi. New Rules Could Tame Them.

Online portals have practiced aggressive journalism in a mostly compliant media landscape. But trolls and the government could now be empowered to stop them.

#ashutosh-1965, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #freedom-of-the-press, #india, #modi-narendra, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #satya-hindi-youtube-channel, #varadarajan-siddharth-1965, #wire-the-web-site

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Pennsylvania Woman Accused of Using Deepfake Technology to Harass Cheerleaders

Three teenagers in a Bucks County cheerleading program were subjected to a campaign of harassment using altered videos and spoof phone numbers, police officials said.

#artificial-intelligence, #bucks-county-pa, #bullies, #cellular-telephones, #cyberharassment, #rumors-and-misinformation, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #text-messaging, #wireless-communications

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Kelly Marie Tran: ‘I’m Not Afraid Anymore’

The actress has left the “Star Wars” bullies behind to star as Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess in “Raya and the Last Dragon.” She says, “I’m finally asking for the things I want.”

#actors-and-actresses, #asian-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #disney-plus, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #raya-and-the-last-dragon-movie, #social-media, #star-wars-movie, #star-wars-the-last-jedi-movie, #tran-kelly-marie, #vietnamese-americans, #walt-disney-company, #women-and-girls

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Soccer Isn’t Blameless in Its Culture of Abuse

Leagues and teams have urged Twitter and Facebook to address the unfiltered hatred spewed on their platforms. But the game indulges, and sometimes even directs, that same outrage.

#cyberharassment, #dean-mike-1968, #english-premier-league, #fernandes-bruno-1994, #manchester-united-soccer-team, #martial-anthony-1995, #soccer

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Lincoln Project Co-Founder Steve Schmidt Resigns

Steve Schmidt said he was stepping down from the board but remaining with the organization, and eight former workers said they wanted to share information about the handling of harassment allegations against another co-founder.

#cyberharassment, #lincoln-project, #schmidt-steve, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Lincoln Project Co-Founder Resigns From Board Amid a Deepening Crisis

Steve Schmidt announced his resignation at the end of a day in which at least eight former staff members said they want to share information about the handling of harassment allegations against another co-founder.

#cyberharassment, #lincoln-project, #schmidt-steve, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Canadian Woman Cited in Online Attacks Is Arrested in Toronto

Nadire Atas trashed the reputations of dozens of people. On Tuesday, she was charged by the Toronto police with harassment and other offenses.

#atas-nadire, #babcock-guy, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #libel-and-slander, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #toronto-ontario

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Twitter Removes Accounts in India Under Pressure From Modi

The platform’s problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence.

#agriculture-and-farming, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #twitter

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He Threatened Pelosi. Agents Didn’t Wait to See if He Really Meant It.

After a “9/11 moment,” federal authorities have begun arresting people for domestic threats they might have just monitored in the past.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #three-percenters, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Vast Web of Vengeance

Outrageous lies destroyed Guy Babcock’s online reputation. When he went hunting for their source, what he discovered was worse than he could have imagined.

#atas-nadire, #babcock-guy, #canada, #communications-decency-act-of-1996, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #england, #google-inc, #libel-and-slander, #pinterest, #ripoff-report-web-site, #rumors-and-misinformation, #section-230, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states

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Mets Owner Steven Cohen Deletes Twitter Account After Threats

The Mets owner said his family had been targeted on the social media service. The move comes after he was pulled into the stock-market tug of war over GameStop.

#barstool-sports-inc, #baseball, #cohen-steven-a, #cyberharassment, #new-york-times, #portnoy-dave-1977

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How to Keep Internet Trolls Out of Remote Workplaces

When companies move all employee communications online, they face the same problems as the rest of the internet. But they don’t have to let bad behavior seep in.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #slack-technologies-inc, #social-media, #workplace-environment

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Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive, had reservations about locking the president’s account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dorsey-jack, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #inaugurations, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vijaya-gadde, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Jobless, Selling Nudes Online and Still Struggling

OnlyFans, a social media platform that allows people to sell explicit photos of themselves, has boomed during the pandemic. But competition on the site means many won’t earn much.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberharassment, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #onlyfans, #sex-work, #social-media, #unemployment

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Twitter Removes Over 70,000 QAnon Accounts

The actions followed the barring of President Trump from the service last week, as Twitter has moved to distance itself from violent content.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #cyberharassment, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #twitter, #violence-media-and-entertainment

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Have Trump’s Lies Wrecked Free Speech?

A debate has broken out over whether the once-sacrosanct constitutional protection of the First Amendment has become a threat to democracy.

#constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #cyberharassment, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wu-timothy

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A Cheerleader’s Vulgar Message Prompts a First Amendment Showdown

A Pennsylvania school district has asked the Supreme Court to rule on whether students may be disciplined for what they say on social media.

#cyberharassment, #education, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #school-discipline-students, #social-media, #supreme-court-us

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Twitch Cracks Down on Hate Speech and Harassment

The livestreaming site announced new guidelines after contending with claims that its streamers were too easily abused.

#metoo-movement, #clemens-sara, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberharassment, #hate-speech, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #twitch-interactive-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Long and Tortured History of Cancel Culture

The public shaming of those deemed moral transgressors has been around for ages. As practiced today, though, is the custom a radical form of citizen justice or merely a handmaiden to capitalism?

#metoo-movement, #black-lives-matter-movement, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media

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Dutch Police Urge Public to Stop ‘Pedo-Hunting’ After Vigilante Violence

A man’s death in the Netherlands last month after an attack by a group of teenagers has prompted the authorities to clamp down on vigilantism.

#cyberharassment, #netherlands, #sex-crimes, #vigilantes

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Man Arrested Over Threat to Schumer and Vow to ‘Blow Up’ F.B.I.

Federal prosecutors said the Staten Island man cited the reactionary anti-government novel “The Turner Diaries.”

#cyberharassment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #schumer-charles-e, #social-media, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j

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Kansas Democrat Who Admitted to Revenge Porn Wins State House Seat

Now, state party leaders are looking to replace the representative-elect, Aaron Coleman.

#coleman-aaron, #cyberharassment, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #kansas, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tanya Zuckerbrot Files Lawsuit Over F-Factor Diet Criticism on Instagram

F-Factor, the high-fiber diet beloved by the wealthy and by influencers, has sustained damage from a relentless assault, the lawsuit claims.

#coaches-and-managers, #cyberharassment, #social-media, #your-feed-selfcare, #zuckerbrot-tanya

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The Campaign to Silence Bollywood

India’s ruling Hindu nationalists are scapegoating the Hindi film industry to distract the country from Narendra Modi’s failure to control the pandemic.

#actors-and-actresses, #chakraborty-rhea, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberharassment, #india, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #padukone-deepika, #rajput-sushant-singh

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Inside eBay’s Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story of a Stalking Scandal

“People are basically good” was eBay’s founding principle. But in the deranged summer of 2019, prosecutors say, a campaign to terrorize a blogger crawled out of a dark place in the corporate soul.

#cyberharassment, #ebay-inc, #movies, #science-and-technology, #silicon-valley-calif, #stalking-crime, #wenig-devin-n

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In South Korea, Covid-19 Comes With Another Risk: Online Bullies

The country’s extensive response has been praised around the world but has led to harassment and slander, raising questions about privacy protections.

#busan-south-korea, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberharassment, #south-korea

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Kansas Democrat, 19, Who Admitted to Revenge Porn, Ekes Out Primary Win

Aaron Coleman defeated a seven-term incumbent for a state House seat by 14 votes, alarming Democrats who worry he will hurt other candidates in the general election.

#cyberharassment, #democratic-party, #kansas, #primaries-and-caucuses, #social-media, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #wyandotte-county-kan

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What Is QAnon, the Viral Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theory?

Explaining the “big tent conspiracy theory” that falsely claims that President Trump is facing down a shadowy cabal of Democratic pedophiles.

#4chan, #8chan, #8kun, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wayfair-inc

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Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation

Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberharassment, #emergency-medical-treatment, #facebook-inc, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #medicine-and-health, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #youtube-com

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Facebook Must Better Police Online Hate, State Attorneys General Say

The call from 20 state officials adds to the rising pressure facing Mark Zuckerberg and his company.

#attorneys-general, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #grewal-gurbir-s, #hate-speech, #new-jersey, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #states-us, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Israeli Court Rebukes Prime Minister’s Son Over Harassing Protest Leaders

Yair Netanyahu tweeted the addresses and phone numbers of three men who led protests against his father’s administration. All three said they later received death threats.

#blue-and-white-israeli-political-party, #cyberharassment, #gantz-benny, #israel, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #netanyahu-yair, #politics-and-government, #social-media

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The Fall of ‘Terrace House’

Japan’s heartwarming reality TV hit ended in tragedy when the participant Hana Kimura killed herself after a wave of online abuse. But “Terrace House” was always more complicated than it appeared.

#cyberharassment, #fuji-television-network-inc, #japan, #kimura-hana-1997-2020, #kimura-kyoko-1977, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #television, #terrace-house-tv-program

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Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web

The internet is changing, and the freewheeling, anything-goes culture of social media is being replaced by something more accountable.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups.

#black-people, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberharassment, #hate-crimes, #huffman-steve-1983, #ohanian-alexis, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Dozens of Women in Gaming Speak Out About Sexism and Harassment

After more than 70 allegations surfaced on Twitter this weekend, gaming companies and streamers responded with action. Some say it’s the beginning of real change in the industry.

#computer-and-video-games, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #sexual-harassment, #twitch-interactive-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls

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Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.

Shows of support from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube don’t address the way those platforms have been weaponized by racists and partisan provocateurs.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #color-of-change-nonprofit, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #robinson-rashad, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #wojcicki-susan, #youtube-com, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Man Charged With Sending Racist Threats to Philadelphia Police Leader

Peter Fratus sent the emails to Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, who is African-American, amid some of the largest protests over the death of George Floyd, a criminal complaint said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cyberharassment, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fratus-peter, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #massachusetts, #outlaw-danielle, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

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Ex-eBay Workers Sent Critics Live Roaches and a Mask of a Bloody Pig Face, U.S. Says

Six former employees of the site sent threatening messages and deliveries to a couple after the e-commerce newsletter they published wrote about a lawsuit involving eBay.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #e-commerce, #ebay-inc, #newsletters, #stalking-crime, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #wenig-devin-n

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Tom Cotton Duped The Times With His Op-Ed

A news organization is not a public square any more than Facebook or Twitter is.

#antifa-movement-us, #cotton-tom, #cyberharassment, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-times, #social-media

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After Reality Star’s Death, Japan Vows to Rip the Mask Off Online Hate

While many in the country abhor the kind of harassment Hana Kimura endured before her apparent suicide, some warn that cracking down on it could also chill rising internet activism.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #japan, #kimura-hana-1997-2020, #social-media, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #terrace-house-tv-program, #twitter

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