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The White House has begun to take online harassment seriously

The White House is creating a task force to address online harassment of women, girls, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Joe Biden signs new presidential memorandum Team Creates to deal with online harassment and abuse. According to the White House Online Provocation It disproportionately affects women, girls, people of color, and LGBT people. The task force makes recommendations to government agencies, technology platforms, schools, groups, and other organizations on how to combat online abuse and harassment.

Source: Milwakuee Journal Sentinel

These recommendations will focus on things such as supporting online abuse goals, expanding research efforts to better understand how people are affected by online abuse, and how individual people and platforms can be held accountable. The working group will include Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Attorney General Merrick Garlands. It was created a few weeks after mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Ovaldi, Texas. To find out that in the past, the perpetrators of both cases have also made appearances in the online space that may have harmed others. According to a statement from the White House, the shootings have reinforced the links between online harassment, hate, misogyny and extremism, and clearly require appropriate action.

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