Hate crimes in cyberspace / Danielle Keats Citron.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
343 pages ; 22 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Digital hate How the Internet's virtues fuel its vices The problem of social attitudes Civil rights movements, past and present What law can and should do now Updating the law: the harassers Legal reform for site operators and employers "Don't break the Internet" and other free speech challenges Silicon valley, parents, and schools.
The author examines the controversies surrounding cyber-harassment, arguing that it should be considered a matter for civil rights law and that social norms of decency and civility must be leveraged to stop it. --Publisher's description. In an in-depth investigation of a problem that is too often trivialized by lawmakers and the media, Citron exposes the startling extent of personal cyber-attacks and proposes practical, lawful ways to prevent and punish online harassment. She reveals the serious emotional, professional, and financial harms incurred by victims. Persistent online attacks disproportionately target women and frequently include detailed fantasies of rape as well as reputation-ruining lies and sexually explicit photographs.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.