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Intel Launch #HackHarassment Campaign To Address Online Harassment

Through Intel’s various diversity and inclusion initiatives, they are providing the platform and resources for everybody to play their part in forming a positive digital future. We may never get this chance again.

Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich has announced their latest initiative in the fight against online harassment at CES 2016 in Las Vegas this week. #HackHarassment is an open invitation to tech leaders, academics, non-profits, media companies and you, the everyday tech user, to join in helping to make the internet a better place for everyone.

“In announcing Hack Harassment, Intel recognizes that behind every phone, tablet, PC, game console, and connected device is a real person with real feelings, and real needs for safety and inclusion.”

Danielle Brown, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Intel

If you know about Hackathons or Hack Days you’ll be aware that they are a great way of bringing experts together to achieve a common goal and Intel have teamed up with online media leaders Vox Media, Re/code and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to amplify a unique invitation for change to all industry professionals and anybody else around the world that cares about the future of the internet and wants to be part of the solution to online harassment. There will be a series of #HackHarassment hackathons over the coming months with a plan to share findings, recommendations and progress at the annual Code Conference , taking place May 31-June 2.

Our Thoughts

We congratulate all those involved and applaud Intel in particular for continuing to deliver on their promise to address online abuse and harassment as part of their diversity and inclusion initiative announced last year. If you would like to contribute to the shaping of our future online world visit the #HackHarassment website. If you are affected by online harassment or abuse you can visit our digital abuse help centre or find the ways we offer support in our Total Access Support section. For further information about Cybersmile and the work we do please explore the following suggestions.

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