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Online bullying and harassment is a problem that all social media platforms have to grapple with. But since the 2016 election and the #MeToo movement, bullying and harassment have become particularly toxic on Twitter, and it’s been harder for higher ups at the company to simply ignore, as they have largely seemed to do for years. If you’re anything other than a white supremacist male, famous or not, you already know that Twitter has a troll problem. So what are some things Twitter can do to stop harassment of women and other marginalized groups of people on its platform?
The Daily Tar Heel
Activist Kimberly Davis came to UNC’s campus Monday night to speak about her family’s long struggle to prove the innocence of her brother, who was executed by the state of Georgia in 2011.
The Baton Rouge police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling during an 2016 encounter outside a convenience store has been fired, the department announced Friday evening alongside the release of several graphic videos from the encounter.
Brit + Co
On February 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The attack elicited a nationwide response and jumpstarted activists from all over the country who began organizing marches, vigils, and protests to end gun violence. Celebrities, politicians, and other people in positions of power spoke out against the dangerous influence of the NRA using various social media outlets. Large media networks like CNN facilitated and broadcasted town hall meetings between the survivors of the shooting, their elected officials and members of the NRA in order to hold them accountable for their lack of response on the matter.