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Women on the web: Online harassment, revenge porn, & the debate over civil rights protections on the internet

March 26, 2014

Guests: Danielle Citron and Amanda Hess

Online harassment has become a major problem. Women across the internet have experienced harassment in the form of death threats, revenge porn, and violent messaging. While many women have faced abuse on the web, some argue that law enforcement has not taken the problem seriously. To complicate the issue, many companies balk at the idea of sharing user information. Is harassment in cyberspace the next civil rights issue? Should internet harassers be held more accountable for their actions? In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll discuss these issues with AMANDA HESS, a staff writer at Slate, and DANIELLE CITRON, the Lois K. Macht Research Professor & Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law, who researches hate crimes in cyberspace.

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