Toward a Gender-Inclusive Internet: Strategies to Counter Harassment, Revenge Porn, Threats, and Online Abuse

Toward a Gender-Inclusive Internet: Strategies to Counter Harassment, Revenge Porn, Threats, and Online Abuse
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 4:45pm

Panel Discussion:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Live Streaming:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hkOZsNZBWgg
In Person:
UC Berkeley, 202 South Hall

Full details - UC Berkely site:
http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/newsandevents/events/2016-04-27-gender-i...

Panelists: 
Patrick Earley, Sahar Habib Ghazi, Lena Gunn, Leslie Harris, Jacob Hoffman-Andrews, Erica Johnstone, Jen King, and Tonya Mosley

From Gamergate to revenge porn, cyberharassment and abuse disproportionately target women around the world, often with devastating consequences. Reputations are damaged, personal safety put at risk, relationships shattered, and emotional well-being destroyed. Victims are often blamed for the abuse and told to toughen up. Those who dare to fight back face further abuse.

And while free speech is often cited as a defense to online harassment, there is significant evidence that women’s online participation and free speech are chilled by threats and harassment, particularly in forums where important public issues are discussed.

How does the law address this challenge? Can we create new norms online that support the participation of all, and if so, who should enforce them? Can bystanders to harassment and abuse be turned into “upstanders”, and how can technology contribute to solutions?

Join an expert panel to discuss how we can make a meaningful contribution to a gender-equal internet. Bring your ideas, your expertise, and your commitment to this working discussion.

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