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Sony is setting the sun on a feature it introduced with the PlayStation 5 to help mitigate toxicity in online gaming. Accolades will witness its end in the fall of 2022 due to low usage.
WhatsApp's CEO does not wish to change the app's security policy under any government regulation, especially the UK Online Safety Bill. He claims that the bill makes the app less desirable for users.
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's resignation, the Online Safety Bill has been postponed. There are speculations that it will be discarded, however, it depends on the new Prime Minister.
Meta has introduced a new feature called Personal Boundary in Horizon Worlds to stop other avatars coming within 4-foot of your character. It comes after a woman reported being virtually raped.
At its Ignite 2021 conference, Microsoft has announced better compliance policies for Teams including harassment detection in more languages and tighter integration with Communication Compliance.
The feature, tested with a small group of users since September, has been released to all web users today. The safety-focused feature will curb abuse and harassment on the platform.
The latest Twitter experiment is aiming to promote harmony among users on the app. It lays out three bullet points when entering heated conversations, which serve as a reminder to remain cool.
Google has announced that it will be enhancing its Search service to better protect people from harassment online. It will do this by automatically demoting search rankings of predatory websites.
Instagram has announced new tools to effectively stop harassment on its platform, including a keyword-based tool to filter out offensive direct messages and a preemptive blocking option.
Earlier today Slack enabled a feature where it was possible to send a DM invite to anyone on Slack, if you know their email address. It was also possible to harass that person with a custom message.
Facebook's automated blocking systems went into overdrive recently when it caused a woman to be blocked from a local Facebook after she set the collection point to a historical part of Plymouth, UK.
After announcing that it would be removing videos containing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, YouTube has now stated that it will be removing all content promoting harmful conspiracy theories.
The UN ITU has warned that children are being forced online by COVID-19 at an earlier age than their parents anticipated. It said that this leaves children vulnerable to harassment and bullying.
Campaigners and experts have made calls for victims of revenge porn to be given anonymity when they report a crime. Revenge porn cases also saw a 23% drop in charges in recent years.
Facebook has announced new tools in order to curb occurrences of online bullying and harassment. Users will now be able to report others, to Facebook, on behalf of friends and family.
The Pew Research Center has published a new study which shows that 41% of Americans have been abused online. The main venue for this abuse was social media websites, mainly Facebook and Twitter.
According to new research, your perception of what children and young adults experience online might be challenged after it was concluded that individuals do not experience as much online abuse.
Google partnered with Jigsaw to use machine learning to combat online trolling in a new project called "Perspective". Long-term aims include making online conversations safer as well.
The internet has a pervasive culture of completely uninhibited expression, at the expense of common decency. But with Twitter and reddit moving to ban harassment, we're shown that change is overdue.
Up to two dozen victims were named in the criminal complaint which was filed in June last year, with some testifying that it had "ruined" their lives. Operator is now convicted facing a long stretch.
A Californian man has been accused of posting naked photographs of various women on a certain "revenge porn" website and demanding money through another website for removing the explicit content.
Mediabridge responded to a negative review by sending a threatening email to the reviewer, but it backfired when the reviewer posted it to reddit, prompting Amazon to revoke their selling privileges.