Female Journalists Still Bear the Brunt of Cyberattacks

"Danielle Citron, a Boston University law professor and author of “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace,” said in an email interview that she is ambivalent about the progress made since her book was published. “On the one hand, the threat seems to be growing,” she says. “Since the 2016 election, we have seen bigoted harassment rise, in part because even U.S. leaders have encouraged and normalized bigoted attacks on individuals and groups and because the smaller groups I watched (men’s rights folks on 4chan/8chan) have seemingly grown in number. On the other [hand], there is greater awareness … from dominant platforms that far more needs to be done.”"