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  1. Twitter Is Launching an Offensive Tweet Filter to Give Your Block Button a Rest

    Now everything can be rainbows and unicorns!

    Twitter is trying to suck less at dealing with harassment, and their newest move may be the biggest game-changer yet. The company is rolling out a new feature that will automatically block "offensive" tweets from your notifications timeline to filter out harassment.

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  2. Chris Sims Goes on “Voluntary” Leave From Comics Alliance as Valerie D’Orazio Leaves Twitter

    After the shocking events of last week, it seems both Chris Sims and Valerie D'Orazio have decided to cool their internet presences for a while.

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  3. [Updated] College Baseball Player Kicked Off Team for Tweeting Sexual Slur About Mo’Ne Davis

    F*** that noise.

    Last week we were excited to learn that teen baseball phenom Mo'Ne Davis' story would be adapted into the Disney movie Throw Like Mo, but apparently the news was too much for the fragile male ego of baseball player Joey Casselberry.

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  4. Monica Lewinsky Condemned Online Harassment, Brought the House Down at TED Yesterday

    Like a boss.

    If online harassment is an epidemic, then by Monica Lewinsky's own admittance, she's "patient zero."

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  5. Anita Sarkeesian’s “What I Couldn’t Say” About Harassment Starts With a Big F You. Literally.

    Years of harassment not only take a toll on a person, but the scrutiny you're forced to live under when an angry mob is just waiting for you to say something they can use against you can seriously alter the way you act in public. You have to be unreasonably careful about what you say, so Anita Sarkeesian made this speech at the "What I Couldn't Say" panel at the All About Women Festival in Sydney to give herself an outlet for everything she's been holding inside.

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  6. [UPDATED] Writer Valerie D’Orazio Calls Out Marvel’s New X-Men Writer Chris Sims for Online Harassment

    This isn't about The Comics Industry - it's about human decency.

    Comics fans were in for a shock yesterday as comics writer, Valerie D'Orazio, took to Twitter reacting to the news that Comics Alliance writer Chris Sims would be writing his first Marvel book, X-Men '92. The reason? The online harassment that Sims directed at her via his forums over the course of three years.

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  7. Since Police Still Don’t Know How to Internet, Twitter Allows You to Print Harassment Reports

    "What's an IP address?" - real question posed to real victim.

    Twitter is all, "Yeah, we know we suck at dealing with online harassment but the police are so much worse."

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  8. Ashley Judd Will Press Charges Against Sexual Threats and Harassment on Twitter

    Actual March madness.

    Ashely Judd, co-star of Divergent and Insurgent/woman who dared to have an opinion—on sports or otherwise—isn't standing for being harassed by Twitter trolls. She's pressing charges, no matter how many other Twitter trolls try to explain that threats are alright as long as they happen on the Internet.

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  9. DC Cancels Batgirl #41 Variant Cover Following “Threats of Violence and Harassment”

    In a cryptic official statement referencing "threats of violence and harassment," DC Entertainment announced last night that it would no longer be publishing that controversial Batgirl variant cover.

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  10. #BetterLateThanNever: Twitter Finally Bans Revenge Porn

    Look at you being a role model, Reddit!

    Well, I'll be: staying true to their recent promise to crack down on harassers, Twitter is following Reddit's example and has updated its terms of service and banned the posting of "intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent."

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