Harassment

  • Ombudsman steps in after harassment claims in Whois group

    … that contravenes the ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior and possibly the Community Anti-Harassment Policy”. The RDS working group is exploring the possibility of replacing the current Whois system, in which all data is completely open, with something “gated”, restricting access to authenticated individuals based on their role. Law enforcement agencies…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • By dropping the egg, Twitter claims to combat harassment

    … By dropping the egg, Twitter claims to combat harassment Twitter recently announced that they were dropping the default egg avatar for new users, and replacing it with a generic silhouette. They say that the new avatar is a more pleasing aesthetic, but they also claim that it will curb harassment and bullying by trolls and anonymous users…

    Greg's Cornerin Social Twitter- 13 readers -
  • In rare public session, ICANN approves sexual harassment policy

    … ICANN’s board of directors this afternoon approved an anti-harassment policy designed to protect community members from unwanted sexual attention. It’s the policy inspired by the now infamous Cheesesandwichgate incident at the Marrakech meeting a year ago. But general counsel John Jeffrey noted that there have been multiple similar complaints…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 23 readers -
  • Craigslist founder spends half a million to combat harassment, just not at craigslist

    … Craigslist founder spends half a million to combat harassment, just not at craigslist Craigslist founder and namesake, Craig Newmark, has recently donated $500,000 of his own money in order to combat the “trolling, harassment and cyber-bullying” of users of a certain website. Of course that website is craigslist right? Um not exactly. Newmark…

    Greg's Corner- 21 readers -
  • When to Ban Social Media Trolls and Prevent Harassment

    … @Wendys, may choose to engage humorously with less vicious trolls. If you plan to be irreverent and commit to this course, be aware that your replies will be retweeted and will become screenshots and shared—widely. While on Facebook Messenger, it’s become a game for trolls to bait brands like kids used to prank call stores and ask if they sell Prince…

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook Twitter- 38 readers -
  • Using real names vs. pseudonyms online

    … Using real names vs. pseudonyms online During the early days of the internet it was almost universally recommended to use a screen name rather than your real name in order to protect your privacy. That practice was almost universally abandoned when service like Facebook came along. Not only did using your real name make in easier to find your…

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  • New policy would ban President Trump from ICANN meetings (probably)

    … Those who sexually harass fellow community members could be banned from ICANN meetings under a policy proposed this week. The proposal greatly expands upon an earlier version, published for comment in May, which would have banned “unwelcome hostile or intimidating behavior”. It presents a long list of activities considered harassment…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Users Testy Over Twitter Test of Removing Handles From Replies

    … Twitter is testing a way to pack more content into its 140-character limit, but this particular test hasn’t been very well-received. Cara McGoogan of The Telegraph reported that some users of Twitter’s flagship iOS application are not seeing other users’ Twitter handles when replying to users or groups. Tressie McMillan Cottom, assistant…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 21 readers -
  • Instagram Providing Users With Better Moderation Tools

    … nuanced tools for users to moderate their comments and pages. The new tool, which launched last month, allowed power users and celebrities to moderate their comments by blacklisting specific phrases, emojis and users. According to The Washington Post, Instagram will soon make the moderation tool available to all users. Instagram head of public…

    Inside Facebookin Facebook- 11 readers -
  • Harassment Continues on Social Networks (Infographic)

    … Despite constant efforts by social networks to protect their users, a new survey by Craig Newmark found that harassment still runs rampant. Newmark—founder of craigslist, craigconnects, Rad Campaign and Lincoln Park Strategies—found that 22 percent of social network users were victims of bullying, harassment and threatening behavior in 2016…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
  • The Language of Fat Shaming on Twitter (Infographics)

    … As much as Twitter has become a hub for breaking news and a home for social TV engagement, it is not known as the most welcoming environment. In fact, sometimes Twitter is a downright hostile environment where hashtags get hijacked and harassment drives people to shut down their accounts. Like others that face the same accusations, Twitter…

    Inside Facebookin Twitter- 16 readers -
  • Report: Marijuana Is the Most Discussed Drug on Reddit

    … on the site, leaving the moderation responsibilities to individuals in the communities themselves. However, as the site matured, the need for codified policies regarding harassment, hate speech and other objectionable content became apparent. Still, the communities on Reddit aren’t shy about discussing controversial topics, including guns and drugs…

    AllTwitterin Google- 25 readers -
  • Reddit Upholds the Spirit of Transparency With Its Latest Report

    … of controversy, particularly because of subreddits focused on hate or harassment. Reddit provides a space for users to be largely anonymous, which is great for privacy advocates, but unfortunately can provide safe harbor to trolls, harassers, or those abusing their anonymity. Still, Reddit stands by the anonymity of its community. Despite the controversy…

    AllTwitterin Social- 11 readers -
  • How Can Twitter Better Combat Online Harassment?

    … There’s an ugly side to social media. The same platforms that provide the infrastructure for raising awareness for social causes are also used to harass and bully others. Most of the big networks handle harassment better than others, but Twitter is one of the biggest that seems to grapple with this challenge frequently. Recently, Twitter has…

    Inside Facebookin Social Facebook Twitter How To's- 14 readers -
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