Heartmob assembles to fend off internet trolls
Mean comments. Trolling. Cyberstalking. IRL stalking. Swatting. Death threats. Unfortunately, it's all familiar stuff on the internet.
A 2014 Pew Research Center study showed that 40 per cent of people have been harassed online. And it's particularly severe for young women.
Now, a new crowd-funded website is helping to crack down on digital harassment.
Heartmob lets those who have been harassed online report their abusers more easily and get support. Hollaback! co-founder and executive director Emily May talks about Heartmob and fighting online harassment today on q.