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Man pleads guilty to online harassment due to abusive Facebook comments

In a landmark event, a 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty of a crime under the Australian criminal code after harassing women online.

By 21 June 2016


#WhenIWas: Women share stories of childhood sexual harassment on Twitter

A Twitter hashtag is exposing a hidden world of sexual harassment as women contribute their real-life stories on the social-media site.

By 20 April 2016


'Not just words': Online harassment of women an 'epidemic'

Cyberbullying, rape threats, revenge porn -- Women are being harassed online in almost "epidemic proportions". But these aren't just words on a screen, the threat has frightening echoes in the real world.

By 8 March 2016


Eric Schmidt wants 'spell-checkers' for hate and harassment

In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Alphabet's executive chairman seems to align himself with others who want to tinker with the Internet.

By 9 December 2015


SXSW owns up to 'mistake,' schedules harassment summit

The popular interactive festival will hold an all-day summit after suffering a backlash for canceling two sessions on the harassment of women in the video gaming culture.

By 31 October 2015


Twitter adds sharing block lists to help limit harassment

Microblogging service hopes the ability to block multiple accounts at once will help curb abuse and harassment on the platform.

By 11 June 2015


Reddit to users: Express yourself, sure, but don't harass

With its new antiharassment policy, the social-networking and news site says it wants to "balance the free expression of ideas with privacy and safety."

By 15 May 2015


Twitter admits dragging feet on trolls, bans Milo Yiannopoulos

The social network is promising to take a harder stance on online nastiness after suspending the account of conservative firebrand @Nero.

By 20 July 2016


Think there's a shortage of qualified women for boards? You're wrong

The talent is out there for directors, but CEOs don't always know where to find it. One organization wants to do something about that.

By 14 July 2016


Twitter automates the creation of harassment reports

Twitter has added a new feature that allows victims of harassment to create a full report of a harassing Tweet with just a mouse click.

By 18 March 2015