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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.