Bloodletting of Bot Accounts in #TwitterLockOut

Weekly News, Training & Resources IN THE HEADLINES #TwitterLockOut hashtag activity peaked on Wednesday as Twitter purged bot accounts from users’ networks. Twitter’s actions — explained in this blog post — affected many Conservative accounts, prompting a #MAGA move to platforms like Gab. Russian bots had recently been active spreading hate around the Parkland, FloridaContinue reading “Bloodletting of Bot Accounts in #TwitterLockOut”

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Report Makes Recommendations for Policymakers

A new report from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)’s Representative on Freedom of the Media details the threat online abuse of female journalists poses to freedom of the media and gives recommendations for civil society and policymakers.

Read This: TrollBusters Recommended Reading

Every month, we’ll bring you notable news coverage of online harassment and abuse. How Did We Get Here? Understand the scope and statistics around online harassment and abuse. Amnesty International recently released a report on women’s experiences with online abuse. They polled 4,000 women across eight countries. Twenty-three percent of those surveyed reported experiencing onlineContinue reading “Read This: TrollBusters Recommended Reading”

Celebrating 3 Years Of Protecting Women Journalists Online!

TrollBusters Turns Three! We’ve Built New Tools & New Partnerships Last year, we saw renewed threats against journalists online, particularly here in the U.S. with the election of President Donald Trump. From anti-Semitic (((signalling))) to the discrediting of the media from the highest office in the land, U.S. journalists are under attack. So we’ve been busy.Continue reading “Celebrating 3 Years Of Protecting Women Journalists Online!”