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The Guardian | 04.18.16

A Toxic Web: What the Victorians Can Teach Us about online abuse

Amanda Lenhart

D&S Researcher Amanda Lenhart’s was interviewed in this piece by the Guardian that ties online harassment to social campaigns in the Victorian era to govern safe food.

“Media coverage focuses on things that people pay attention to, often things that are frightening,” [Lenhart] points out. As panics about online risks come and go, researchers study an issue “in the data and not just in the stories that we hear”.


Amanda Lenhart


04.18.16

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