Nearly half of Internet users have been harassed online

Illustration file picture (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files).

Illustration file picture (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files).

Ever been harassed online? According to new report from Data & Society Research, nearly half of Americans can answer yes to that question.

Some 47 percent of Americans have personally experienced online harassment or abuse — everything from being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence called offensive names name is a term used for identification to being physically threatened, monitored, tracked, or cyberstalked, the report notes. Plus, 72 percent have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary witnessed online harassment or abuse is the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit.

Breaking it down may refer to, 36 percent of Internet users have experienced direct harassment like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard name calling, physical threats, or stalking. Thirty percent have faced invasions of privacy like being hacked, having their information or pictures image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person, exposed online without their permission, being impersonated, tracked, or monitored. Seventeen percent have experienced denial-of-access issues, which prevented them from being able to access an account, platform, device, or site.

The report is based on a survey of 3,002 Americans aged 15 and older, conducted between May 17 and July 13.

The most common targets of online harassment are women, young people under 30 (especially women under 30), and sexual minorities (those who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual). The survey field of applied statistics, survey methodology studies the sampling of individual units from a population and the associated survey data collection techniques, such as questionnaire construction also revealed that black, sexual minority, and young Americans may refer to: American, an adjective for something of, from, or related to the United States Americans, citizens of the United States Native Americans, indigenous peoples of the United States are more likely than others to say that people are “mostly unkind” to each other online terms “online” and “offline” have specific meanings in regard to computer technology and telecommunications in which “online” indicates a state of connectivity, while “offline” indicates a and self-censor -censorship is the act of censoring or classifying one’s own blog, book, film, or other forms of media themselves by not posting or POST may refer to something to avoid harassment.

Men, overall, are “substantially less likely than women” to describe what they have experienced as harassment. Fifty-three percent of women who have experienced the behaviors Data is, from its Latin origin, a singular form of “data”, and may refer to a single item of data & Society asked about said what happened constituted “harassment or abuse,” compared to 40 percent of men. Women woman is a female human; that is, of the species Homo sapiens are also more likely to report report or account is any informational work (usually of writing, speech, television, or film) made with the specific intention of relaying information or recounting certain events in a widely being angry, worried, or scared following the experience.

“Among those who did say that what they experienced was online harassment covers a wide range of behaviours of an offensive nature and abuse, women were almost three times as likely as men to say the harassment made them feel scared, and twice as likely to say the harassment made them feel may refer to: Feeling worried,” the report notes notes, or NOTE may refer to.

Overall, more than a quarter of all American Internet Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide users (27 percent) self-censor their online postings out of fear of online harassment.

Among the most may refer to popular social networks, Twitter has taken much may refer to: MuchMusic, a cable network in Canada, and its domestic and international spin-offs Much (album), an album by Christian band Ten Shekel Shirt Much the Miller’s Son, one of Robin Hood’s of the heat for not adequately cracking down on abuse. Almost two years ago, former CEO Dick Costolo admitted that the company “sucks” at dealing with trolls. And while it has rolled out incremental updates intended to combat abuse, like allowing users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications to flip on a “quality filter” or only see responses from those they follow, the issue or issues may refer to: Issue (genealogy), a legal term for a person’s descendants Issuer, a legal entity that develops, registers and sells securities reportedly thwarted a takeover deal from Salesforce, and dissauded Disney from making a serious bid.

More recently, Twitter extended the “mute” feature it rolled out in 2014 to notifications. Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and read short 140-character messages called “tweets” also teased a “more direct way” to report hateful conduct, whether it’s directed toward you or someone else.

This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.

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