Intel & Lady Gaga To Put An End To Online Harassment

Bullying before the arrival of the internet was limited to school children, peers, playmates, etc but with the world now a global village, cyberbullying appears to be on rampage with the constant growth of social networks, some groups and pages have become an avenue to promote online bullying and efforts to contain this situation have not really yielded positive result.

Like in most internet related issues, research is constantly on-going to provide lasting solution to the issue of cyberbullying and part of this effort is what we see at the CES 2016, where Intel has announced that they will be working together with the likes of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, Vox Media, and Re/code to put an end to online harassment, in an initiative that they are calling Hack Harassment.

According to the CEO of Intel Brian Krzanich,

 Online harassment is pervasive and can be vicious. If we’re to truly succeed in a smart and connected world, we need to remember that behind every device, game, sensor or network is a real person with real feelings and real needs for safety. No one company can address this issue alone – as an industry, we need to work together to create a safer, more inclusive online experience.

To kick start the programme, they will be launching a hackathon later this year, where they will come together to try and come up with ways to deal with the issues by raising awareness, create anti-harassment solutions, and also to increase accountability. 

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