How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control | Ashley Judd04:33

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Published on January 21, 2017

Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment. NOTE: Comments are disabled on this video, because it’s been our experience that comments on talks about online misogyny tend to tempt online misogynists to try even harder to create mindless shock. Unfortunately, YouTube’s comment moderation tools are simply not up to the task. (Yes, we’re calling you out, YouTube.) So for now, if you have something interesting to say about this talk, please jump over to the TED.com version: Our comments on TED.com are moderated, and you are subject to our user policies.

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