A Simple Way to Reduce Harassment in Online Discussion Groups
New research finds that prominently posting community rules can make a big difference in deterring trolls.
Can Artificial Intelligence Solve Our Problems With Harassment Online?
The right kind of A.I. can respond to any threat of violence, thereby encouraging bystanders to take action to maintain responsible online communities.
How a New Congress Could Better Address the #MeToo Movement
Congress has not passed any harassment-related legislation beyond cleaning up its own internal process for handling complaints—but that could change as a result of the 2018 mid-terms.
Remembering When Anti-Semitic Violence Had the Power to Shock
When a young Jewish woman was murdered at my university a decade ago, the crime seemed unthinkable. Today, such events can feel almost chillingly unsurprising.
How Far-Right Campaigns Are Pressuring Universities to Censor Speech
Since he was accused of "attacking conservative students," Tariq Khan has faced harassment and death threats.
Workplace Suitors' Unwanted Advances Can Have Harmful Consequences
Being the unwanted object of affection can cause great personal discomfort, and even impact careers.
'We Have to Keep Fighting': A Conversation With Anita Sarkeesian
The new documentary Netizens offers an intimate look at how cyber harassment has affected the lives of three women.
How Will Publishing Deal With Lemony Snicket Amid #MeToo?
Numerous authors and librarians allege a pattern of sexually humiliating comments.
What We Know—and Don't Know—About Hate Crimes in America
It's been about six months since ProPublica joined forces with newsrooms around the country to track hate. They've collected information on thousands of incidents, but much remains unknown about the scale of the problem.
Female Astronomers Are More Likely to Be Harassed Than Their Male Peers
A new survey of astronomers and planetary scientists reveals a workplace harassment problem in the space sciences.
Abortion Providers and a Constant Barrage of Personalized Harassment
Shootings like the one at a Colorado clinic are rare. Stalking, hate mail, and intimidating protests are the daily reality.
Digital Culture: CreepyPMs and the Women Who Receive Them
More than 140,000 people subscribe to a subreddit dedicated to pointing out the insidious normalcy of the digital vitriol that’s directed at women online.