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Instagram is making it easier to hide comments

Instagram is making it easier to hide comments According to The Washington Post, Instagram will soon roll out a feature that lets all users filter put words or phrases they find offensive in comment streams.In a statement to The Post, Instagram’s public policy head, Nicky Jackson Colaco, had this to say: Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self expression.

Women-only ride hailing services may not be the answer you're looking for

Women-only ride hailing services may not be the answer you're looking for The text sent to a friend to let them you're in a cab, just in case.These are rituals women perform as they move through our cities, but when we think of solutions, gender-segregated ride hailing services are little more than a bandaid.

PlayStation Players Are Harassing Each Other With Millions of Spam Messages

PlayStation Players Are Harassing Each Other With Millions of Spam Messages Spammers have sent over 40 million messages through Spam PSN.“I guess he camped somewhere on the map, pulled up the Spam PSN website and hit me with the spam,” he told me.

Badass cyclist gets revenge on catcalling van drivers

Badass cyclist gets revenge on catcalling van drivers And, sometimes it's not until after the event that we think about what we could have said or done.But, one London cyclist got her revenge on a van driver who was catcalling and verbally abusing her.

AI Identifies Coded Hate Speech on Social Media

AI Identifies Coded Hate Speech on Social Media Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an artificial intelligence system that can identify coded hate speech online.In early 2016, Google unveiled tech incubator Jigsaw, with the intention of “substantially reducing” online hate and harassment.

The Pewdiepie Fiasco, One Month Later

The Pewdiepie Fiasco, One Month Later It’s been a little over a month since the blow-up surrounding Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg, and the Wall Street Journal report leading to the cancellation of his premium show.We reached out to Fritz and the Wall Street Journal, but they did not comment.

Trolling will get worse before it gets better

Trolling will get worse before it gets better Just under 20 percent of experts thought the internet had any chance of getting better over the next decade when it comes to harassment and trolling.But they still had some interesting ideas about why trolling will last.

#QuitThisShit helps sexual assault survivors stand up to their trash-talkers

#QuitThisShit helps sexual assault survivors stand up to their trash-talkers Now, she's joined Daisy Coleman and Ella Fairon, two fellow survivors, to launch an empowering campaign called #QuitThisShit.Messages like these are familiar to survivors of assault, who are often threatened and harassed into silence after their attacks.

Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon.

Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon. Started by 24-year-old Eugen Rochko, Mastodon allows users to create accounts, follow others, and post status updates called "toots.In addition to the distributed Patreon funding model, decentralization is key to Mastodon's DNA.

Any app with human interaction needs a block button, period

Any app with human interaction needs a block button, period If you've ever experienced a bad breakup, harassment, or unwanted attention online, you're probably familiar with the block button.Many apps that aren't traditionally "social" now include social components, like Spotify, Etsy, Fitbit, and Airbnb.

Lady Gaga wants her 'Little Monsters' to love Ed Sheeran

Lady Gaga wants her 'Little Monsters' to love Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran is pretty much done with Twitter because of the meanness, he revealed in an interview with The Sun.But Lady Gaga, whose fans reportedly contributed to the meanness, doesn't want to focus on the hate.

Shell takes down life-size cutouts of female employee because men kept groping them

Shell takes down life-size cutouts of female employee because men kept groping them The promotional standee, placed in Shell petrol stations in Muslim-majority Malaysia, features a female employee wearing a black head scarf and the Shell uniform.They were placed next to petrol pumps in more than 950 Shell stations in the Southeast Asian country.

Twitter is making it way easier to ignore hateful trolls

Twitter is making it way easier to ignore hateful trolls In the ever-evolving, uphill fight against trolls, abuse, and general nastiness on social media, Twitter announced on Monday that it's expanding notification filters.Previously, users were limited in the ways they could mute other tweeters—not fun when users roll up in your mentions declaring "LOL your a 1DioT dummy LOLOL #MAGA.

First-of-its-kind study reveals harassment faced by women of color in space science

First-of-its-kind study reveals harassment faced by women of color in space science Of particular note in the research — published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets — is the higher incidence of harassment among women of color.6 percent of the science and engineering workforce in 2013, according to National Science Foundation data, with Hispanic women accounting for 6.