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TrollBusters: International Women's Media Foundation Hackathon Solution

  1. 1. Offering pest control solutions for women publishers Dr. Michelle Ferrier, Sneha Inguva, Debbie Galant, Berta Valle, Louisa Reynolds International Women’s Media Foundation Hackathon, January 30, 2015, New York City
  2. 2. Online Harassment: 40% and growing  Women publishers experience cyberbullying on their sites.  General news sites have struggled with moderating online commenting.
  3. 3. Women Live Online and That’s Where They Find Us
  4. 4. Women Journalists Are Targeted Online
  5. 5. What We Offer  S.O.S. Team: Countering cyberattacks in real- time with online community support and positive messaging.  RAID: Finding and outing trolls online and tracking where they operate using network analysis technologies.  SUPPORT: Providing technical, legal services and psychological services; resources for publishers under denial of service attacks.
  6. 6. S.O.S. Team: Just-in-Time “Attagirls” • Users who report personal harassment are supported online with users from their communities • Push alerts go to people in their networks. • Positive messaging and endorsements
  7. 7. RAID: Community Clustering Using a proprietary technology for network analysis developed by Ohio University students, we find and aggregate communities of trolls and identify who else is a subject of attack. C.A.T.S.: Clustering Analysis and Targeting System, Ohio University
  8. 8. Also Fighting This Battle  Trolldor | A global blacklist of Twitter trolls  NoBullying.com | Educational resources  Southern Poverty Law Center | Map of hate groups  No Hate Speech | Social media against cyberbullying  Cyberbullying.us | Research on cyberbullying  Committee to Protect Journalists |Fights efforts to intimidate newsgatherers  iHollaback | Fighting catcalling on the streets  Megan Meier Foundation |Fighting childhood bullying
  9. 9. How We’re Different  We help victims of cyberbullying in real time by having our community leave supportive comments at the point of bullying.  We track top trolls and their nests – out of their sight – for a verified community of users who have pledged not to engage in or ignore hate speech.  We gather all the resources in one place.
  10. 10. : Our Team  Dr. Michelle Ferrier, U.S.A.  Sneha Inguva, Indian American  Debbie Galant, U.S.A.  Berta Valle, Nicaragua  Louisa Reynolds, United Kingdom Offering pest control solutions for women publishers

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