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Rappler's latest stories on online harassment


Solution to online harassment? Regulation, says Sundance 2020 panel

Jan 26, 2020 - 9:01 AM

‘The tech platforms are saying ‘We don’t know what to do, or we're doing our best,’ but it's not enough,’ says Maria Ressa

Solutions: Rappler chief executive officer and executive editor Maria Ressa discuss solutions to prevent online harassment at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival's Truth to Power forum. With Ressa are New Yorker columnist Masha Gessen and Patrick Gaspard, Open Society Foundation president. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler.

Twitter lets users 'hide' off-course replies to tweets

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Users are now able to 'hide' tweeted replies that could be seen as abusive or harassing

TWITTER. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019 the Twitter logo is seen on a phone in in Washington, DC. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP

'Boys will be boys': Locker room talk and online harassment

Dec 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister

India journalist gets death threats, online hate over gov't exposé

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The harassment might have taken its toll on the physical and emotional well-being of Rana Ayyub, but she vows never to be silenced

Youth leaders harassed online after seeking Mocha Uson’s dismissal

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Akbayan Youth shares screenshots of some of the hate comments, which are calling for the student leaders to get raped or killed

FIRE MOCHA. Student leaders of Akbayan Youth file an administrative complaint against Asec Mocha Uson before the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on April 2, 2018. Rappler photo

'Sana mamatay ka': Netizens harass wrong woman in taxi row

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Christine Interior estimates that she has received over a hundred messages, ranging from innocent inquiries about her identity to vitriol-fueled messages that are peppered with curses and death threats.

'Women journalists more vulnerable to online harassment'

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Award-winning journalist Julie Posetti talks to Rappler about the kinds of online harassment faced by women journalists worldwide

Senate bill seeks stiffer penalties for online sexual harassment

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Senator Grace Poe seeks to expand the coverage of Republic Act 7877 or the Philippine Anti Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 to include online harassment

FIGHTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Grace Poe files a bill seeking to include online sexual harassment into the sexual harassment definition. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

St Scho alumnae eye legal action vs cyber bullies

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Those who have attacked these young Scholasticans by way of threats harassment hurtful comments and cyber bullying are the ones who are committing child abuse

Dela Rosa to cops: Be decent on social media

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:15 AM

Pakita mo na maginoo ka mabait matino at kagalang galang na pulis says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa responding to speculation that a policeman posted a lewd comment on Facebook

Senate bills seek to protect women vs online harassment, violence

Nov 22, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros files the Tres Marias bills among them a measure that seeks to criminalize misogynistic and homophobic attacks on social media

PROTECTION FOR WOMEN. Senator Risa Hontiveros (middle) files the ‘Tres Marias’ bills at the Senate. She is flanked by women’s rights advocates Sylvia Claudio and Anna Nicole de Castro who experienced online harassment after protesting the hero’s burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

NUJP condemns threats against Reuters reporters

Oct 03, 2016 - 9:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s appeal to his supporters not to harm journalists seems to have fallen on deaf ears says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

Duterte to supporters: Be civil, intelligent, decent, compassionate

Mar 13, 2016 - 11:45 PM

UPDATED The statement from Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s camp comes as his supporters threaten a student who asked him a question at a forum

Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuse

Feb 10, 2016 - 2:15 PM

The social media site says it wants Twitter users across the globe to feel safe and confident

epa03939699 A passer-by photographs the Twitter logo on the outside of the New York Stock Exchange building in New York City, New York, USA 07 November 2013. Shares in the company Twitter (TWTR) began trading on the NYSE at a price of 26 US Dollars (19.23 Euro). EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

Online harassment seen as major problem: US survey

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Among the Internet users surveyed 27 said they had been called offensive names 22 had someone try to purposefully embarrass them and 8 had been either stalked or physically threatened