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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Twitter Had Been Drawing a Line for Months When Trump Crossed It

Inside the company, one faction wanted Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief, to take a hard line against the president’s tweets while another urged him to remain hands-off.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberharassment, #dorsey-jack, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The President Versus the Mods

President Trump’s taking aim at Twitter for fact-checking his tweets is part of a long tradition upheld by aggrieved internet trolls. The stakes are high.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dorsey-jack, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #facebook-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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What is Section 230? Legal Shield for Websites is the Targeted by Trump

Section 230, from a 1996 federal law, was meant to protect young internet companies from liability. Lawmakers have threatened to change it.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #libel-and-slander, #section-230, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Twitter Tsks, and Trump Fumes

The social media platform finally decided on Tuesday not to let the president behave with impunity.

#cyberharassment, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Twitter Comes Under Attack From Trump’s Supporters

After the social media company labeled two of the president’s tweets as inaccurate on Tuesday, his adherents pounced.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberharassment, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Marina Abramovic Just Wants Conspiracy Theorists to Let Her Be

“I am an artist, not a Satanist,” the performance artist said after an online outcry prompted Microsoft to take down a video of her. It’s not the first time she’s faced the accusation.

#abramovic-marina, #art, #bavarian-state-opera, #cyberharassment, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #microsoft-corp, #royal-academy-of-arts

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Zoom’s Security Woes Were No Secret to Business Partners Like Dropbox

Dropbox privately paid top hackers to find bugs in software by the videoconferencing company Zoom, then pressed it to fix them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberharassment, #dropbox, #hacker-one, #science-and-technology, #software, #yuan-eric-s, #zoom-video-communications, #zoombombing

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Domestic Abusers Can Control Your Devices. Here’s How to Fight Back.

Here’s how to record abuse without being discovered, safeguard your devices, and, ultimately, protect yourself.

#apple-inc, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #your-feed-wirecutter

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The Accusations Were Lies. But Could We Prove It?

When the university told my wife about the sexual-harassment complaints against her, we knew they weren’t true. We had no idea how strange the truth really was.

#arizona-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #cyberharassment, #sexual-harassment, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #university-of-michigan

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My People Have Been Through Worse Than a Twitter Mob

When you’re a black woman in America with a public voice, a trivial math error can lead to a deluge of hate.

#black-people, #cyberharassment, #lewinsky-monica-s, #new-york-times, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #williams-brian

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A Call to Arms: Under Attack, Pro-Vaccine Doctors Fight Back

Providers who defend vaccines face online death threats and negative reviews from fake patients. Now the staid medical establishment is finally speaking out.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-reviews, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberharassment, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #doctors, #shots-heard-round-the-world, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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