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  1. technology
    When the Alt-right Loves Your AppIt’s not just Facebook and Google — small start-ups have to deal with toxic content and figure out how to balance free speech, too.
  2. global tech
    These Digital Maps Help Women Find the Safest Routes HomeApps like SafeCity and #WalkFreely help users around the world report locations of abuse and harassment.
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    This Hotline Will Text Creepy Dudes Back AnonymouslyThe perfect number to give to that dude at the bar who won’t stop bothering you.
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    Two Women Have Accused Robert Scoble of Sexual Harassment and AssaultQuinn Norton writes that Scoble grabbed her after he was pried away from a drunk woman he’d been kissing.
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    Twitter Rolls Out Even More Filters for Curbing HarassmentNow, people who don’t follow you can’t @ you.
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    Mastodon Doesn’t Have Nazis. Yet.A new social network offers a respite from online toxicity, mostly because few are on it.
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    Twitter Reveals New Tactics for Curbing AbuseThe company is reducing the visibility of newly created troll accounts.
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    Twitter Exile Has Not Been Good for Milo’s BrandAt the time of the ban, Yiannopoulos claimed it would be great for him. The Google Trends graph suggests otherwise.
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    Do We Want Giant Tech Companies to Be Our Anti-Harassment Overlords?A new Google project highlights the potential for unintended consequences in the fight against harassment.
  10. Twitter’s New Quality Filter Is Maybe Going to Help With HarassmentThe feature will be available to all users in the coming days.
  11. Online Threats Suddenly a Priority for Police After Police Get ThreatenedPolice used to dismiss social-media warnings as jokes or empty threats.
  12. The Answer to Online Harassment Might Be Several Hundred Years OldThis might work.
  13. street harassment
    Colored Helmets Used to Combat Street HarassmentProblem solved!
  14. Harassment of Women May Be ‘Established Norm’In case you weren’t already aware.
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    Twitter Has Become a Park Filled With Bats and PervertsI love Twitter, but I can’t spend any more time there until something is done about its harassment problem.
  16. crimes and misdemeanors
    Teenagers Arrested for Harassing Steubenville Victim OnlineCharged with menacing on Twitter and Facebook.
  17. scary things
    Alleged Harrassing Cop Spares a Kind Word for the KidsAccused of wishing death upon his ex-girlfriend, not their children.
  18. the goreacle
    CGI Al Gore Is Scary, Steamy, and More Than a Little Bit PoodleyThis time, the Taiwan-made animated video explaining Gore’s accused sexual harassment includes a cameo by his former boss!
  19. in other news
    Hungry Cheerleader Claims Harassment Over Tater TotsCourtney Prince, a former cheerleader for the New York Rangers, is suing Madison Square Garden for sexual harassment. The franchise is hitting back in the usual manner: feeding the press details alleging the plaintiff is a big slut. In short, it’s classy behavior all around — and, according to the Daily News today, it gets even classier. The whole federal suit really comes down to lurid come-ons over tater tots in a bar called Daddy-O. According to sworn testimony, the Rangers VP Jason Vogel and Times sports writer Jason Diamos tricked the complainant into visiting a bar via classic high-school feint “All our friends are going to be there!” When said friends failed to materialize, “Vogel ordered tater tots and she ordered a quesadilla,” Diamos had a cocktail, and soon the two men were trying to kiss Prince and floating a bathroom-tryst proposal. The defendants don’t deny the situation but claim that Prince initiated the sex talk. Why didn’t the cheerleader leave? “Because I wanted my quesadilla,” states the deposition. We have nothing to add. Who Started the Sex Talk at Daddy-O? [NYDN]