John Oliver Takes on Online Harassment
The Internet is the best of places and the worst of places. One minute you’re watching bears climbing a vertical cliff, the next minute you’re a victim of online harassment. If you’ve ever experienced bullying or threats online, you know how painful cyber harassment can be, and how powerless it can make you feel. John Oliver and the team at Last Week Tonight dove into this subject on their show yesterday, taking a look at how brutal the Internet can be, specifically for women. From revenge porn to rape threats to clueless law enforcement unable to wrap their heads around Twitter, the web can be a dark place, and we’re not doing enough to change it.