Google has dropped a town hall meeting that was supposed to address the controversy surrounding former Google engineer James Damore’s memo explaining diversity and gender roles. The primary reason behind the move concerns fears of doxxing.
Google August 12, 2017
Twitter says it is winning the war against harassment, but some are skeptical. What are Twitter's policies regarding online harassment and have they been effective?
Apps/Software July 21, 2017
Twitter has come up with new guidelines to stamp out abuse and trolling on the platform. This includes a 'time-out,' which will restrict an abusive user for 12 hours.
Apps/Software February 19, 2017
Twitter promises to roll out changes in security to prevent online harassment of users. The promise made by Twitter is expected to take effect within the week.
Apps/Software February 2, 2017
The Twitter account of Martin Shkreli was suspended due to his targeted harassment of freelance journalist Lauren Duca. Here is what the "Pharma Bro" did to warrant the suspension.
Internet January 9, 2017
Reddit has quarantined the r/the_donald subreddit due to the toxic behavior of several of its users. Its administrators also announced that more than a hundred users will get warnings, timeouts or even outright bans for trolling.
Internet November 30, 2016
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman confessed to editing pro-Trump users' posts that are filled with insults and criticisms. In a statement Huffman narrated how and why he did the editing for one hour.
Internet November 24, 2016
Twitter is currently developing a keyword-based filter for its platform, according to a Bloomberg report. The tool will allow users to screen out tweets that contain keywords such as racial slurs and swear words.
Internet August 27, 2016
After years of complaints, Twitter took steps to make its platform harassment-free. The company deployed a quality filter to all its users, allowing them to curate their tweets, messages and notifications.
Apps/Software August 19, 2016
Instagram will soon launch tools that will allow users to filter comments or turn them off completely. High-profile accounts will be the first ones to receive the new features.
Apps/Software July 30, 2016
Twitter steps up to considerably slash down the instances of abuse on the social media platform, rolling out yet another tool that'll make reporting trolls or offensive users easier.
Internet April 26, 2016
South by Southwest announced that its annual festival will feature a new day-long summit that is focused on online harassment. The announcement came following an apology it made on Friday when it reportedly canceled two panels in the upcoming event.
Society November 1, 2015
The Internet can be a great tool, but it can also be a scary place, especially for women. John Oliver shows what can be done about it during Sunday night's episode of 'Last Week Tonight.'
Movies/TV Shows June 22, 2015
Twitter beefs up security measures for its users. The social network has admitted its struggles in combating trolls and bullies and is still trying to improve.
Internet June 11, 2015
Here's some bad news for Internet trolls and harassers: your days are numbered, thanks to a new bill that increases the enforcement of laws against online harassment, threats and cyber-stalking.
Internet Culture June 1, 2015
Riot Games will begin testing a new automated system that will provide instant feedback to those using abusive language in 'League of Legends.'
Geek May 26, 2015
Twitter announced updates to its abusive behavior policy that now will block trolls from accessing their accounts.
Internet Culture April 22, 2015
Twitter ups its anti-harassment game, rolls out a new feature that allows users to flag abusive Twitter users. Here is how to report online abuse on the microblogging site.
Internet December 3, 2014
Twitter has announced a number of new tools designed to help users report online harassment and abuse. The tools will make it easier for users to report abuse and block and unblock other users.
Internet December 2, 2014
A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that men are slightly more likely to suffer from Internet harassment, but women endure harsher forms of trolling.
Internet Culture October 22, 2014
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is not only discussing online harassment with the FBI, but is also working with the agency and its members to deal with and prevent harassment.
Geek September 6, 2014