Online harassment: it’s who you know
Online harassment: it’s who you know

Online harassment: it’s who you know – at least that’s the suggestion from the most recent Pew Research Center survey. The survey’s data, published in mid-July, indicates nearly half of all American victims of online harassment actually know – as friends, acquaintances or family members – the person who is threatening them, trying to intimidate […]

Twitter set up an online “Safety Center”
Twitter set up an online “Safety Center”

In its ongoing effort to keep trolls and bullies at bay & make the digital world a safer one, Twitter set up an online “Safety Center” for the Twitterverse – and everywhere. “The Safety Center is a resource for anyone to learn about online safety, on Twitter and beyond,” explains the Twitter announcement. “This resource […]

Twitter takes action against online abuse
Twitter takes action against online abuse

Twitter is taking serious action against online abuse, at least as perpetuated across the Twittersphere. Everyone’s favorite mini-blog announced April 21┬áit is, among other steps, moving to shut down the accounts of abusers, those who harass others and/or make violent threats. Online abuse is a vile and, unfortunately, growing threat – particularly against women (as […]