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  • Overdue: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he’s not “proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, or our inability to address it fast enough.” He announced an RFP to help measure the health of conversations on the platform
  • Online harassment vs. the First Amendment: A liberal blog and a local tea party chapter joined forces to challenge an online harassment law in Ohio saying it would inhibit free speech. Their suit was dismissed.
  • It’s not just Twitter: Lincoln Park Strategies, RAD Campaign and Craig Newmark of craigconnects surveyed more than 1,000 people about online harassment. The results, presented in an easy-to-scan infographic, may surprise you.


TrollBusters cardsNew from TrollBusters! Our infographic on what to do if you’re being harassed online are now available as cards. The front details the types of threats that journalists experience online. The back tells you what you should do next. Email us if you’d like us to send you one for yourself or a set for your newsroom! Card packs are $5 each. Postage is included in the cost.

What We Can Learn From #Parkland

TrollBusters founder Michelle Ferrier writes about the case of Alex Harris, a Miami-Herald journalist who was harassed online after bots and others doctored her tweets. Read more in What We Can Learn from #Parkland.


Save the Date!

There are lots of women-centric events happening this month and TrollBusters will be there:

  • The #InternetFF will fight censorship and surveillance March 5-9 in Spain. TrollBusters, along with the International Women’s Media Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists are hosting a workshop on building global supports for womxn journalists: Learn more.
  • March 8 is International Women’s Day. Follow #IWD2018.
  • We’ll be following the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women #CSW62 from March 12-23. TrollBusters Founder Dr. Michelle Ferrier will present as a guest of the International Association of Women in Radio & Television on #MeToo and online harassment. The review theme for #CSW62 is “participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women.”

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