How we can end online harassment together

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Session Description

We’ll define and discuss online harassment, and talk about what has been done before and where we are now. Moreover, we’ll go over the things we’ve tried to counter online harassment and hate speech online, such as shaming techniques, community policing, involving law enforcement, humorizing, and compassionate community/solidarity efforts and technologies like HeartMob or TrollBusters. Finally, we’ll create space to discuss new opportunities and approaches for ending online harassment. We'd like survivors of harassment, free speech advocates, developers and trainers to attend.

How we can end online harassment together
Presenter/s Shauna Dillavou, Betsy Bramon, Arzu Geybullyeva, Nighat Dad
Bio/s Nighat Dad is a Pakistani lawyer and Internet activist who founded the not-for-profit organisation Digital Rights Foundation in 2012. In 2015, she was named in the TIME magazine's list of next generation leaders, for helping Pakistani women fight online harassment. She is the executive director of DRF, which educates Pakistani internet users, particularly women, to protect themselves from online harassment. Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yusufzai has also attended workshops of Dad, before being shot by the Taliban in October 2012. Dad led campaigns to protect online freedom of speech in Pakistan as well campaigns against legislation that gives the government broad powers of surveillance online, most notable one is the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015. She also contributed in the draft of Acid Prevention Law 2010 and the Domestic Violence Bill of Pakistan.
Language English

Session Comments

This was a great session, thank you!

Randi Harper has proposed a number of practical, technical, Twitter solutions to curb abusers: [1]