A video released last week by sports journalists Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain is rekindling the conversation about online harassment. In the video, titled #MoreThanMean, men read aloud rude and offensive tweets about the two journalists as they sit and listen. The tweets range from mild to threatening, with some expressing a desire to see the journalists beaten, raped or killed. The problem is widespread: A 2014 Pew report finds that 40 percent of internet users have experienced harassment, and women are especially vulnerable. We’ll discuss the #MoreThanMean video and efforts to promote more civil discourse online.
Online Harassment in the Spotlight with #MoreThanMean
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Photo of frightened and teary female using computer (Getty Images)
Soraya Chemaly, director, Women's Media Center Speech Project
Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post's digital culture critic
Juliet Macur, "Sports of the Times" columnist, New York Times