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Addressing Cyber Harassment: An Overview of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace

13 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2017  

Danielle Keats Citron

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This short piece will take a step back and give an overhead view of the problem of cyber harassment and the destructive impact it can have on victims’ lives. Then, it will address about what the law can do to combat online harassment and how a legal agenda can be reconciled with the First Amendment. Finally, it will turn to recent changes in social media companies’ treatment of online abuse and what that might mean for our system of free expression.

Keywords: Cyber Harassment, Cyberspace, Hate Crime, Cyber Stalking, Cyber Civil Rights, GamerGate, Revenge Porn, Nonconsensual Pornography, Terms-Of-Service, First Amendment

Suggested Citation

Citron, Danielle Keats, Addressing Cyber Harassment: An Overview of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (2015). Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2015; U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-9. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2932358

Danielle Keats Citron (Contact Author)

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )

500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
United States

Yale University - Yale Information Society Project

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Palo Alto, CA
United States

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