Amnesty Int’l Report: Twitter’s Failure to Protect Women from Online Abuse Violates Human Rights Law

Amnesty International released a landmark report on its 16-month investigation of abuse of women in Twitter entitled “TOXIC TWITTER – A TOXIC PLACE FOR WOMEN,” which charges that Twitter’s failure to safeguard women on its platform is a human rights violation. As the report explains: [F]or many women, Twitter is a platform where violence and…

Ripoff Report Threatening Retaliation Against Its Critics

Today I received the letter below from David Warrington of LeClair Ryan on behalf of Xcentric Ventures LLC, which operates RipoffReport.com.  According to Warrington, RipoffReport is in the pre-complaint stage of a claim based on alleged anti-competitive busines practices and a conspiracy to damage the business of Xcenetric in its operations of the RipoffReport.com website…

Bi-Partisan Congressional Coalition Offers ENOUGH Act to Criminalize Revenge Porn

As the problem of Cyber Exploitation or Revenge Porn has grown, state laws attempting to address the issue have multiplied.  Currently, thirty-eight (38) states and the District of Columbia have some form of law addressing the problem. In 2016, California Congresswoman Jackie Speier introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act to create a national ban on revenge…

CLBR #277: Shame Nation Author Sue Scheff

Shame Nation Author Sue Scheff Listen In today’s digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away. A rogue tweet could bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage. Shame Nation is the first book to both study the fascinating phenomenon of online…

Upcoming Event (8/14): From Trolls to Revenge Porn – Law & Tech Responses to Online Harassment

Thrilled to be joining my panelists for this great Women’s Voices in Tech and Legal Hackers event in Playa Vista. DESCRIPTION How can technology and the law anticipate, prevent, and respond to targeted harassment of individuals online? Come join our expert panelists as we discuss community standard creation, victim support, and the ethics and operations of moderating…