Oh, the lengths to which we have to go…#ShePersisted

IN THE HEADLINES She had to copyright her breasts to fight revenge porn, but #shepersisted. This month, represented by The Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, an unnamed woman won her lawsuit against an ex who was spreading her naked pics online. She was awarded $6.45 million. What we’re watching: The attorney for MSNBC host JoyContinue reading “Oh, the lengths to which we have to go…#ShePersisted”

Our new chatbot helps you navigate online abuse

IN THE HEADLINES Misogynistic abuse, particularly of women journalists, is “tediously predictable” says a recent report about the online harassment of women on the Australian Broadcast Corporation. It seems Facebook likes watching. When complete strangers were rating this woman on “how f*ckable she is, she couldn’t gain access to the private group and couldn’t get Facebook to shut it down.Continue reading “Our new chatbot helps you navigate online abuse”

Chatbot Provides AI-Powered Coaching for Online Attacks

50 different Twitter threats an hour. One woman journalist was overwhelmed at the threatening tweets coming at her from different users. Combatting the online activity quickly took over her work plan for the day. She turned to TrollBusters for help. TrollBusters new chatbot, linked on http://www.troll-busters.com’s Chat and on our Facebook page message button, helps directContinue reading “Chatbot Provides AI-Powered Coaching for Online Attacks”

An ounce of prevention…What you can do now.

IN THE HEADLINES MarieClaire asks “Why is the Internet still an unsafe place for opinionated women?” The Mozilla Foundation Internet Health Report looks at digital inclusion, privacy and openness and what can be done. The Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas-Austin surveyed 75 women journalists about their experiences with online abuse. TheyContinue reading “An ounce of prevention…What you can do now.”

OSCE Makes Recommendations for Media Management on Online Abuse

A 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. Founder of TrollBusters Michelle Ferrier authored the report, part of the 2017 relaunch of OSCE’s Safety of Female Journalists online campaign (#SOFJO). ThisContinue reading “OSCE Makes Recommendations for Media Management on Online Abuse”

It’s getting kind of…dicey. Rethinking risk for journalists

IN THE HEADLINES A UNESCO panel at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women reported that both online and offline attacks on women journalists are on the rise. The Committee to Protect Journalists spoke to a dozen sources for this report on the dangers journalists (and their families) face offline when they report onContinue reading “It’s getting kind of…dicey. Rethinking risk for journalists”