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

    … How do brands decide when to ban someone from their social media accounts? What are the criteria? There’s a need for brands to have social media guidelines in place to discourage harassment and trolling, and then take action against those in violation of those guidelines. Recently, Twitter banned high-profile users over harassment…

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

    … friends but Facebook’s own policy has almost killed off the online pseudonym. While this practice is more convenient is it better? Facebook argues that when people use their real names online there is less chance of online harassment. One could argue that if you go to any comment section that uses Facebook comments, you’ll not only see online…

    Greg's Corner- 17 readers -
  • 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

    … with harassment. Twitter confirmed to McGoogan that the test involves “a subset of users,” and it addressed the test in a support post: You may notice tweets in your timeline that have more than 140 characters or tweets that appear cut off. We have announced upcoming changes that will enable people to fit more into the 140 characters of a tweet. We…

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

    …. Blacklisting has been available on Facebook for years and is nothing new when it comes to moderation. But giving users the ability to moderate their own pages could be a double-edged sword. Naturally, it could reduce the impact of trolls, but there will always be arguments questioning the nature of freedom of expression on social sites when these…

    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

    … mentioned drugs, making it the No. 1 subreddit for drug-related content. Interestingly, only 14 percent of the content in r/Trees mentioned drugs, while drug mentions only made up 10 percent of the content in r/Drugs. Overall, marijuana was the most frequently discussed drug on Reddit, and it reflected the widest cross-section of content across…

    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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