Google Launches Harassment Manager for Women Journalist – as Celebrating Women’s Day!!! – As celebrating Women day, Google launches a new open-source anti-harassment tool called ‘Harassment Manager’. This tool is specially designed to help women who are covering controversial topics or living under autocratic governments, managing online backlash. The company also looks for developers to modify the tool for specific need.
The Harassment Manager is launched on 8th of March 2022. Google’s Jigsaw unit has released in Open Source tools on Microsoft-owned open source repository GitHub. This tool allows users to document and manage abuse targeted at them on social media, starting with Twitter. Following Twitter, several NGOs in the journalism and human rights space were partnered to develop this tool.
Google Jigsaw said that “Our hope is that this technology provides a resource for people who are facing harassment online, especially female journalists, activists, politicians and other public figures, who deal with disproportionately high toxicity online,”. The Tool code is now available on Github. It is open-sourced for developers and non-governmental organizations to build and adapt for free.
By this tools user can identify and document harmful posts, mute or block perpetrators of harassment and hide harassing replies to their own tweets. People can review their tweets based on hashtag, username, keyword or date, and leverage our Perspective API to detect toxic comments. In future this tool will available on other social medial platforms.
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