Study: The Internet Is Still Full of Assholes
A nationally-representative study on online harassment released by Pew Research today confirms what most of us already know: the internet is absolutely chock full of abusive shitheads.
The study leads with an alarming figure: 40 percent of internet users have been the target of abusive behavior online. That number climbs to 67 percent for young people between the ages of 18 and 29, who are more likely to spend considerable time each day on the internet. And while Pew’s findings reveal that men are targeted somewhat more often, women—especially young women—make up an outsized proportion of users who experience the most severe forms of harassment, like stalking and threats.