Models and photographers rely on the social-media platform for networking and promotion. But the lack of regulation against scams, harassment—even abuse—leaves young women extremely vulnerable.
Activist Charlotte Clymer joins Ashley to talk about surviving trolls, what it means to be a good ally, and the power in speaking up in awkwrd situations.
Before outrage became an online sport, it was in our faces: hate mail, angry mobs, bullying. What can we learn from the past to handle today’s haters?
The social media giant preaches “connection” as its ultimate goal, but we can’t forget that it has only ever been in business for itself.
Like so many of us, Joy Reid's views on LGBTQ people has evolved. The real question: Why are so many women having their past social media scrutinized?
The algorithms used to determine how to target ads are based on biased data that assumes most social-media users are white men. That’s not only wrong—it’s racist.
Nevertheless the digital sight gags persisted—and as a result, so did we.
In this elegy to Twitter, the writer reflects on the platform she first joined a decade ago—once a place to network with her literary idols—and the troll-laden, gladiator-like arena it is today.
The unprofitable social-media giant—a bot-and-troll-infested hellscape—has changed the way we disseminate and digest our information. Is the platform worth defending?
While it may be a haven for trolls, the social-media platform also provides many people of color a big, supportive community—and a means to find work.