Tag: cyberbullying

SXSW faces public outrage for canceling events over terror threats

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Austin’s annual media festival South by Southwest (SXSW) caused controversy on Monday after they canceled gaming and online harassment panels over “threats of on-site violence.”     One of the canceled panels, “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games,” had planned to speak on the topic of internet harassment and how to respond when targeted by online… Read More

Facebook’s difficult decision: Censorship or free speech?

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Germany’s Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, has called for Facebook to start banning hateful posts, or the social media site will no longer be allowed to do business in his country.   Maas sent a letter to Facebook’s public policy director, Richard Allan, requesting a meeting in September to discuss the complaints Maas has received over… Read More

Twitter Announces New Product and Policy Updates to Stop Cyberbullying


Cyberbullying has fast become the norm on social media. Cyberbullies hide behind the anonymity of their usernames and Twitter handles to spread malicious and threatening messages to unsuspecting users across various social media platforms. Twitter’s director of product management, Shreyas Doshi, announced last week that the company is making new products and updating its violent threats… Read More

“Unfriended” and the real horror of cyberbullying

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR “UNFRIENDED” BELOW Not since the slasher established rules regarding high school promiscuity has a horror movie carried such a heavy-handed moral message. Blending elements of “Paranormal Activity,” “Friday the 13th,” and “The Blair Witch Project,” “Unfriended” effectively portrays a group of teens punished for their lackadaisical attitude towards social media and… Read More