Slack Tweaks Connect DM to Prevent Harassment

Just hours after rolling out its new Contact DM feature, Slack has made a significant change to it in order to prevent harassment.

Reddit Announces New Rules to Fight Bullying and Harassment

Shortly after Twitter announced new measures to protect users from online abuse, Reddit has unveiled new rules designed to help moderators combat bullying and abuse on their platform. Reddit moderator landoflobsters, explained the new policy in a post to /r/announcements.…

Ashley Judd: Studio Exec Sexually Harassed Me

Ashley Judd has been outspoken on social media about violence, harassment, and many other women’s issues. Now she’s speaking out again, this time talking about the sexual harassment she suffered at the hands of a studio exec. Judd had never…

Mel Gibson Accused Of Spitting In Woman’s Face, Says He Was Harassed

Mel Gibson denied all accusations that he shoved, verbally attacked and spat at an Australian female photographer outside a Paddington cinema on Sunday. The photographer claims she was pushed by Gibson after she took a photo of him and his…

Shoshana Roberts Files $500,000 Lawsuit Against Producers Of Viral Cat-Calling Video

Shoshana Roberts, star of 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman, says she was paid $200 to be filmed walking through the streets of Manhattan for 10 hours. The video caused her to be catcalled more than 100 times and…

Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

Though many social networks, forums, and websites struggle with how to deal with abuse and harassment, Twitter is usually the first one mentioned when the issue is discussed. Twitter is more public than, let’s say, Facebook (where you choose your…

Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety.…

Twitter Deploys New Algorithm to Fight Abuse

Twitter has a known and admitted problem with abusive content – one that truly embodies the phrase “no silver bullet.” How do you stop people from harassing others? How do you prevent people from tweeting abusive content? You can’t ban…

Cop Filmed Abusing Uber Driver Loses Badge and Gun

An NYPD detective has been temporarily stripped of his badge and gun after a video of him berating an Uber driver went viral. According to the NY Post, detective Patrick Cherry is currently on desk duty while he awaits a…

Twitter Finally Takes a Proactive Step to Fight Abuse – but It’s Limited in Scope for Now

Twitter is taking the first real proactive step to combat abusive content on the site. Anil Dash noticed a new feature when he logged into Twitter on Monday called “quality filtering.” It looks like Twitter is finally attempting to filter…