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State Your Opinion, Get a Death Threat: Online Bullying

February 9, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 1

This hour, Angie takes a look at the rise of online bullying and harassment. Salon writer Mary Elizabeth Williams shares her story of being bullied by Bill O'Reilly after writing a pro-choice piece and discusses the misuses of the term bullying and what exactly "troll culture" is. Huffington Post writer Soraya Chemaly explains the similarities between women's experience with online bullying and street harassment and how the anonymity afforded by the internet only fuels sexism. And 140 Elect founder Zach Green talks "spam blocking", Twitter's inability to police its users and his new venture, Unite Blue.

 

Links to Check Out

So What If Abortion Ends Life?

The Digital Safety Gap and the Online Harassment of Women

Unite Blue

 

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