The Psychological Science of Web Harassment.

Prof. Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland, MD USA

Prof. Jennifer Golbeck

Abstract: Online harassment affects every aspect of the social web, from the individual user experience to the value of large social media companies. In this talk, we will look at the psychological science around online harassment - what traits to harassers share, what topics bind them, and what are its impacts. Then, we will look at a research agenda for mitigating this kind of harassment, including how to leverage existing data and insights to make progress.