2021’s Hate Raids: Preventing, Responding, Understanding

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One of the worst trends of 2021 thus far has been an epidemic of hate raids taking place over streaming platforms like Twitch. The increasing prevalence of the unnecessary and obnoxious overtaking of social channels with hate-fueled rhetoric and messaging has been one of the most problematic issues for LGBTQ+ and minority streamers across Twitch … Read more

Mark Herring: Doxxed, Swatted, Dead. For A Twitter Handle

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When he selected “@Tennessee” as his Twitter handle in 2006, shortly after the launch of the new microblogging platform, Mark Herring was simply expressing his affinity for his home state and his beloved University of Tennessee Vols. He could never have imagined that more than a decade later, the innocently chosen username would lead to … Read more