- MIT researchers released a new tool called Squadbox that aims to combat online harassment.
- The tool allows users to let a group of friends, or “squad,” filter out harassing emails.
- Squadbox is only available for email right now, but it could soon expand to other private messaging systems, such as Direct Messages on Twitter or Facebook Messenger.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday unveiled an unconventional approach to moderating online harassment: let your friends do it.
“Squadbox,” a tool created by a team at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, allows users to assemble a “squad” of friends to monitor and filter out harassing emails. Anyone can sign up at squadbox.org.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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