Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images When Danielle Citron began studying online harassment more than a decade ago, her argument that online mobs and coordinated harassment constituted civil-rights violations didn’t make sense to many of her colleagues. Now, the legal scholar works with some of the most important tech companies and lawmakers on finding ways to minimize harassment, which has grown from posting standard lies and insults to revenge porn and “deep fakes.” Earlier this year, Citron received a MacArthur “genius” grant for her work in the field. She spoke with Intelligencer about what’s changed over the last few years and what hasn’t. When did you start studying online harassment and online interactions? And she was targeted on her blog and then on a few other blogs with sexually threatening, sexually demeaning lies and privacy invasion. And it basically chased her from participating in a big tech conference, giving a talk, [to] then hiding out in her house and really stopping blogging, which was a big part of her public outreach of the work that she was doing. She wrote a lot of books on programming, she was a writer, she was a tech developer, and she basically retreats for like a… Read full this story
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