Yes, there's trolling, abuse and pile-ons. But social media can also be used to share experiences and fight for justice—we shouldn't forget thatby Jodie Ginsberg / January 10, 2019 / Leave a comment
Here’s a thought. What if in 2019, 30 years since the invention of the World Wide Web, we all resolve to do more to harness its power for good, rather than feed off and focus on its dark side?
Increasingly, users—and governments—view the internet as a place of danger from which we have to be protected: a den of gangsters, a haven for trolls, a world full of risk and danger. (The fact that the UK government is now calling its internet safety strategy “Online Harms” is a case in point).
While it is true that the internet, and social media
The story this week of Saudi teenager Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who tweeted her demands for asylum after barricading herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room, is a case in point.