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Responding to Internet Abuse

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

Ana Freitas, a 26-year-old Brazilian journalist who covers pop culture, recalled how she once had trouble convincing an editor at the news outlet YouPix to publish an article she had written about women and minorities being unwelcome on comment boards...

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Combating Digital Harassment

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

A plurality of online voices is good for democracy, yet one group has come under attack in the most gruesome ways. Threats of rape, physical violence and graphic imagery are showing up in the inboxes and on the social media...

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Double Exposure

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

When it comes to abusive readers' comments and tweets from Internet trolls, Katherine O'Donnell has heard it all. For years, O'Donnell, who is night editor of the Scottish edition of the U.K.'s The Times, has borne the brunt of personal...

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The Progression of Hate

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

Even today, the words scribbled across the pages in angry ALL CAPS are hard to look at. "HOW DO YOU GET A NIGGER OUT OF A TREE? CUT THE ROPE!!" "BEFORE THIS WORLD ENDS, THERE WILL BE A RACE WAR..."...

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Why a Troll Trolls

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

"Yeah... I went too far," he said, which by most accounts would be an understatement. Among the Twitter comments this Internet troll posted to or about a female writer and activist were: "Rape her nice ass." "I will find you."...

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My Islamic State Social Network

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

My first conversation with Islamic State was about my reporting. I had just shared an article I'd written about the terrorist group recruiting Western fighters on my Twitter when I saw that someone using the Twitter handle Abu Omar...

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Cybercrime proposals risk undermining Brazil's progress in securing free and open Internet

April 21, 2016 11:34 AM ET

Two years ago, Brazil passed Marco Civil da Internet, a landmark piece of Internet civil rights legislation that made the country an international reference in digital rights. But its legacy is under threat from a cybercrime proposal that could...

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Three simple steps to protect shared Twitter accounts from hackers

March 28, 2016 3:30 PM ET

In my previous blog post I reviewed the results of a poll asking journalists if they used two-factor authentication to protect Twitter accounts from being hacked. But the importance of robust security isn't limited to personal Twitter accounts....

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Mission Journal: Rise in journalist arrests tarnishes Jordan's image as reformist

March 22, 2016 10:45 AM ET

The phone call came just as our conversation about the escalating crackdown on Jordanian media hit its stride. Lina Ejeilat, the co-founder of the news website 7iber (pronounced hebber), apologized and said she had to take the call. It...

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China's overseas critics under pressure from smear campaigns, cyber attacks

March 11, 2016 5:57 PM ET

"I think my actions ... have harmed the national interest. What I have done was very wrong. I seriously and earnestly accept to learn a lesson and plead guilty," said Chinese journalist Gao Yu during a televised confession on the...

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