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Online Harassment in the Spotlight with #MoreThanMean

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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.

Guests:

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

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