Joan Donovan commented on platform approaches to harassment and what it means for researchers.
“You see people using harassment as entertainment and a way to drive their audiences’ attention, and we see vectors that go right from YouTube to other networks very quickly,” Donovan said. “That and its enforcement information is really difficult to get at for researchers. One of the pain points in researching technology companies is how secretive they all are in what their capabilities are. You’re not going to find out until they do something that shows that certain actions are possible.”