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Quoted, Sharon Otterman, Sending Lewd Nudes to Strangers on the Subway Could Mean a Year in Jail
New York Times, November 30, 2018

The Law that Made Facebook What It Is Today
Associated Press, April 11, 2018

Tracy Clark-Flory, Woman Awarded 6.5 million in Groundbreaking Revenge Porn Case Against Ex-Boyfriend
Jezebel, April 11, 2018

Julia Angwin, How the Government Could Fix Facebook
Atlantic, April 8, 2018

Scott Edwards and Steven Livingston, Fake News Is About to Get Far Worse,
Wash. Post, April 3, 2018

Chase Purdy, If Facebook Gets Regulated, Thank Vegans
Quartz, April 3, 2018

Guest, All the President’s Lawyers, Rational Security Podcast
March 28, 2018 (Live Taping at University of Maryland School of Law)

April Glaser, How to Regulate Facebook
Slate, March 22, 2018

Colin Lecher, What Happens When An Algorithm Cuts Your Health Care
The Verge, March 21, 2018

Tamar Lapin, Ex Reported Bomb Threatening Journalist for Revenge Porn
N.Y. Post, Feb. 27, 2018

Georgia Wells, White Nationalist Files Suit Against Twitter
Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2018

Erin Griffith, This Startup Test Shows How Harassment Targets Women Online
Wired, Feb. 21, 2018

Derek Hawkins, Reddit Bans ‘Deepfakes,’ Pornography Using the Faces of Celebrities
Wash. Post, February 8, 2018

Emma Grey Ellis, People Can Put Your Face on Porn—And the Law Can’t Help You
Wired, January 25, 2018

Drew Harwell and Abha Bhattarai, Inside Amazon Go: The Camera-Filled Convenience Store that Watches Your Back
Wash. Post, January 22, 2018

Interview, Should Posting Revenge Porn Be a Federal Crime?
NPR’s Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood, January 15, 2018


Luke O’Brien, The Making of An American Nazi
The Atlantic, December 2017

Interview, How to Fight Cyberstalking
WashingTECH Policy Podcast with Joe Miller, November 21, 2017

Brooke Jarvis, How One Woman’s Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her
Wired, November 14, 2017

Nitasha Tiku, Twitter’s Verification Process Is A Verified Mess
Wired, November 10, 2017

Christine Hauser, Reddit Bans “Incel” Group for Inciting Violence Against Women
N.Y. Times, November 9, 2017

Interview, Culturally Determined with Aryeh Cohen-Wade
Bloggingheads.TV, Oct. 28, 2017

Quoted, Julie Bykowicz, Facebook Steps Up Efforts to Sway Lawmakers
Dow Jones Newswire, October 26, 2017

Quoted, Ashley Carlsen & Fahima Haque, What Does Facebook Consider Hate Speech: Take Our Quiz
N.Y. Times, Oct. 13, 2017

Quoted, Natasha Bertrand, Facebook Scrubbed Potentially Damming Russian Ads Before Researchers Could Analyze It Further 
Oct. 12, 2017

Quoted, Kate Silber, Caroline Gleich Fights Back Against Online Harassment
Outside Mag., Oct. 6, 2017

Quoted, Aja Romano, Most People Saw Law Vegas as a Tragedy, Propagandists Saw It as an Opportunity
Vox, Oct. 5, 2017

Quoted, Sara Ashley O’Brien, Instagram Rolls Out Comments Control
CNNMoney, September 28, 2017

Discussed, Will the Equifax Breach Finally Spur the Courts to Recognize Data Breach Harms
EFF Blog, September 28, 2017

Quoted, Nitasha Tiku, Sex Trafficking Fight Could Take Down Major Tech Law
Wired, September 27, 2017

Quoted, Joshua Eaton, Department of Justice Turns Blind Eye to Online Abuse
September 18, 2017

Discussed, John Samples, So Just How Guaranteed Is Your Free Speech Online
NY Post, August 19, 2017

Quoted, When Government Rules By Software, Citizens Are Left In The Dark
Wired, August 17, 2017

Quoted, Emily Cochrane, Senate Crackdown on Online Sex Trafficking Hits Road Block
NY Times, August 2, 2017

Quoted, Jewish Woman Sues Andrew Anglin Over Troll Storm
Al-Jazeera News, August 1, 2017

Quoted, David Lazarus, To Thwart Trolls, Social-Media Sites Should Require Users’ Real Names
LA Times, July 28, 2017

Appearance, First Big Case Against Alt-Right Trolls
HBO’s Vice News, aired July 27, 2017

Quoted, Georgia Wells, Twitter Crackdown on Abuse Raises the Question, Do the Rules Apply to Trump?
Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2017

Quoted, Terry Collins, Twitter Says It Is Making Progress Battling Abuse
cnet, July 20, 2017

Quoted, Justin Elliot, Trump Lawyer Threatens Stranger in Emails
Pro Publica, July 13, 2017

Quoted, Emma Grey Ellis, Sorry But You Need to Care About Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian
Wired, July 10, 2017

Quoted, Julia Angwin, Facebook’s Censorship Rules Protest White Men From Hate Speech But Not Black Children
Pro Publica, June 28, 2017

Quoted, Amanda Paulson and Eva Botwin-Kowaki, In Terror Fight Tech Companies Caught Between United States and European Ideals
Christian Science Monitor, June 23, 2017

Quoted, Issie Lapowsky, The Texting Suicide Case is About Crime, Not Tech
Wired, June, 17, 2017

Quoted, Erin Carson, After Years of GamerGate Harasssment, Brianna Wu’s Still Fighting
C/Net News, June 15, 2017

Quoted, Ramona Pringle, Youth Is No Defense When It Comes to Shameful Online Posts
CBC News, June 16, 2017

Quoted, Kate Knibbs, Cleaning Up The Dirty
The Ringer, April 19, 2017

Quoted, Jennie Jarvie & Jaweed Kaleem, Neo-Nazi Website Unleashed Online Trolls Against a Jewish Woman, Lawsuit Says
LA Times, April 18, 2017

Quoted, Michael Kunzelman, Target of Online Trolls Suing Neo-Nazi Website
Associated Press, April 18, 2017

Quoted, Abby Ohlheiser, The Man Behind the Neo-Nazi Website The Daily Stormer Is Being Sued By One of His Trolling Targets
Washington Post, April 18, 2017

Quoted, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg, Facebook Wanted Visceral Live Video, What It Got Was Suicides and Murder
Washington Post, at A9, April 18, 2017

Quoted, Hayley Tsukayama, What You Are Really Agreeing To When You Agree to Your Smart TV’s Privacy Policy
Washington Post, April 17, 2017

Quoted, Nicole Hensley, Internet Satan Busted on S.I. After Decades of Harassment
New York Daily News, April 11, 2017

Quoted, Emma Grey Ellis, Facebook’s New Plan May Curb Revenge Porn, But Won’t Kill It
Wired, April 6, 2017

Quoted, Hayley Tsukayama, Facebook Takes New Steps to Stop Revenge Porn
Washington Post, April 5, 2017

Quoted, Unreal When It Targets You: Faceless Trolls Attack Online
Associated Press

Quoted, Adi Robertson, The Long Weird History of Companies that Put Your Life Online
The Verge, March 21, 2017

Interviewed, Why is the Internet So Toxic for Women?
Wisconsin Public Radio’s To the Best of Our Knowledge, March 19, 2017

Quoted, Max Ehrenfreund and Antonio Olivo, Seizure-Inducing Tweet Leads to a New Kind of Prosecution
Washington Post, March 18, 2017

Quoted, Melanie Ehrenkranz, Gab, A Haven for White Nationalists, Is Trying to Reach Young Diverse Progressives
Mic, March 17, 2017

Quoted, Emma Gray Ellis, It’s Time for Facebook to Deal with the Grimy History of Revenge Porn
Wired, March 14, 2017

Interviewed, Sex Crimes in Cyberspace
National Public Radio’s 1A with Joshua Johnson, March 9, 2017

Quoted, Jessica Gyunn, Twitter to Police Abuse in a Major Way
USA Today, March 1, 2017

Quoted, Jim Turley, Our Bots, Ourselves
Electronic Engineering Journal, February 26, 2017

Quoted, Sue Reisenger, Regulate that Hairbrush? Cyberlaw Experts Say Maybe
National Law Journal, February 16, 2017

Interviewed, Intimate Images in the Digital Age
National Public Radio’s Marketplace Tech, January 24, 2017

Quoted, Andrew Tarantola, How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Corrupted to Repress Free Speech
Engadget, January 20, 2017,

Quoted, Benjamin Herold, Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student Data Privacy
Education Week, January 19, 2017

Quoted, Kaveh Waddell, How FamilyTreeNow Makes Stalking Easy
The Atlantic, January 17, 2017

Interviewed, Online Harassment Spreads Into New Realms 
Central Time on WPR, Wisconsin Public Radio, January 13, 2017

Interviewed, Online Harassment
Top of Mind with Julie Rose, BYU Radio, SiriusXM

Quoted, Kelyn Soon, The Disgusting Stuff Female Athletes Hear on Social Media and How They are Fighting Back
Excelle Sports, January 9, 2017

Quoted, Jessica Contrera, There Is No Good Way To Deal With Trolls So You Might As Well Tell Their Moms
Washington Post, January 5, 2017


Quoted, Andrea Peterson, “1 in 25 People Impacted By Nonconsensual Pornography
Washington Post, December 13, 2016

Quoted, Sam Stecklow, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Pizzagate?
New York Magazine, December 12, 2016

Quoted, Russell Brandom, “The Political Fight Behind Facebook and Google’s New Terrorist Database
The Verge, December 8, 2016

Quoted, Melissa Ethad, “Instagram is the Latest Social Media Firm to Tweak its App
Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2016

Quoted, Kaveh Waddell, “How Algorithms Can Bring Down Minorities’ Credit Scores
The Atlantic, December 2, 2016

Quoted, Margaret Talbot, “The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn
The New Yorker, Dec. 5, 2016

Quoted, Anne Branigin, “Some Pervert Cyberflashed Me On The Subway—And I Have My iPhone To Thank”
Fusion, November 20, 2016

Quoted, Lucy Tiven, “Alleged Kidnapping Raises Questions About Online Harassment
attn.:, Nov. 29, 2016,

Quoted, Alan Yuhas, “Playboy Model Charged Over Snapchat of Naked Woman in Gym
The Guardian, Nov. 4, 2016

Quoted, “ADL Credits Trump Supporters With Spike in Anti-Semitic Tweets Aimed at Journalists
Haaretz, Oct. 19, 2016

Quoted, Tracy Mitrano, Authenticity and Authorship, Part II: Actionable Speech on the Internet
Inside Higher Ed, October 10, 2016

Quoted, Colin Daileda, “Could a Revenge Porn Case in Northern Ireland Change Facebook Across the Planet
Mashable, Sept. 28, 2016

Quoted, Joshua Eaton, “Will Tracking Internet Trolls Help the Fight Against Online Harassment
Christian Science Monitor, September 19, 2016

Quoted, Rafia Zakaria, “Hate and Indiscriminate
Columbia Journalism Review, 2016

Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson, “ProPublica Responds to Company’s Critique of Machine Bias Story
ProPublica, July 29, 2016

Leigh Cuen, “Feminist Jessica Valenti Quits Social Media After Rape Threat Against 5-Year-Old Daughter”
Mic, July 28, 2016

Michelle Quinn, It’s Time for Twitter to Clean Itself Up”

The Mercury News (San Francisco) July 28, 2016

Jessica Wong, “We Haven’t Quite Got the Formula Down to Fight Bad Behavior on Social Media
CBC News, July 24, 2016

Julia Carrie Wong, “Kim Kardashian v. Taylor Swift: Privacy on Snapchat and the Legal Gray Areas
The Guardian, July 20, 2016

Katharine Viner, “How Technology Disrupted the Truth
The Guardian, July 12, 2016

Judy Maltz, “Inline Anti-Semitism: Difficult to Fight But Even Harder to Quantify”
Haaretz, June 7, 2016

Marissa Lange, “Outing: It’s Totally Still a Thing, People”
San Francisco Chronicle, June 2, 2016

Erik Wemple, “The Anti-Defamation League Mobilizes Against Anti-Semitism, Racism”
Washington Post, June 1, 2016

Anna North, “A New Way to Report College Sexual Assault”
New York Times, May 27, 2016

Kaveh Wadell, “How Should Sextortion Be Punished”
The Atlantic, May 11, 2016,

Suzy Khimm, The Shame Game
The New Republic, March 9, 2016

Daniel Rivero, How One Woman’s Murder Led to the Most Important Cyberstalking Verdict in Years
Fusion, March 4, 2016

Olivia Lace-Evans, Giving Names to Online Harassment
BBC News, February 21, 2016

Jessica Durando, How Has Celebrity Stalking Changed Since Erin Andrews Peeper?
USA Today, February 19, 2016

Caitlin Dewey, In the Battle of Internet Mobs vs the Law, the Internet Mobs Have Won
Washington Post, February 19, 2016

Tim Prudente, Edward Snowden Warns Against Government Overreach in Video Conference at Hopkins
Baltimore Sun, February 17, 2016

KJ Dell’Antonia, When a Family Is Publicly Attacked
New York Times, February 5, 2016

Soraya Chemaly, If You Don’t Take Women’s Harassment Seriously, You Don’t Want to Understand the Problem
Huffington Post, January 27, 2016

Amanda Hess, Twitter Won’t Help You. The Courts Won’t Help You
Slate, January 26, 2016

Andrea Peterson, The Case for Looking to the States, and Not the Federal Government, to Protect Privacy
Washington Post, January 21, 2016

Katie Van Syckle, GOMI and Female Snark
The Guardian, January 21, 2016

Ramona Pringle, Revenge Porn Covered by New Laws
CBC News, January 21, 2016


Libby Copeland, The Accidental Victims of Online Harassment
Cosmopolitan, Oct. 27, 2015

Brian Dooley, No Stamp Required: All Too Easy for #Bahrain Twitter Trolls
Huffington Post, Sept. 25, 2015

Kristen V. Brown, Outed Ashley Madison Users Want to Make Stolen Data Legally Toxic
Fusion, Sept. 9, 2015

Lauren Kirchner, When Discrimination Is Baked Into the Algorithms
The Atlantic, Sept. 6, 2015

Callum Borchers, Gunman Used Social Media to Chronicle His Motives
Boston Globe, Aug. 26, 2015

Lisa Green, Walter Palmer, Cecil the Lion, and the Legality of Cyber Bullying, August 10, 2015

James Eli Shiffer, Canadian Teen Sentenced After Doxxing
Swatting, Minnesota Star Tribune, July 25, 2015

Benjamin Mitchell, Move to Combat Piracy Could Increase Online Harassment
USA Today, July 7, 2015

Jessica Guynn, Google to Remove Revenge Porn from Search Results
USA Today, June 19, 2015

Andrea Peterson, Google Joins the War Against Revenge Porn
Washington Post, June 19, 2015

Kashmir Hill, Hulk Hogan is Fighting for the Privacy of the World’s Sex Tapes
Fusion, June 16, 2015

Davey Alba, No Matter What Reddit Does, It Is Going to Alienate People
Wired, June 16, 2015

Sarah Kessler, Why Online Harassment is Still Ruining Lives and How We Can Stop It
Fast Company, June 3, 2015,

Issie Lapowski, Proving An Online Threat Is A Threat Just Got Harder
Wired, June 2, 2015

Carrie Arnold, When An Online Stalker Shows Up at Your Door
Women’s Health Magazine, pp. 163-64, May 2015

Ian Sherr, The Rise of the Internet Police
cnet Magazine, Spring 2015, pp. 30-31

Dave Whitford, Brianna Wu v. the Troll Army
Inc. Magazine, Spring 2015

Feminists at Mary Washington Say They Were Threatened on Yik Yak
Washington Post, May 6, 2015

Hamza Shaban, After Gamergate, Congress is Grappling with Online Abuse
BuzzFeed News, April 15, 2015


Tom Castella, Big Ideas of 2014: Part II
BBC News Magazine, December 29, 2014

After the Hack, Can Sony Survive its PR Nightmare
MSNBC’s The Cycle, December 12, 2014

Erin Anderseen, Why We Can’t Let the Conversation About Sexual Violence Fade Away
The Globe and Mail, December 11, 2014

University of Maryland Law Professor Pens Book About Hate Crimes Online
ABC Local News (WMAR), December 5, 2014

Sheelah Kolhatkar, The Gaming Industry’s Adversary Is Just Getting Started
Bloomberg Business Week, November 26, 2014

Emily Bazelon, Do Online Threats Count as Free Speech
New York Times Magazine, at pages 11-12, November 25, 2014

Marlisse Silver Sweeney, What the Law Can (and Can’t) Do About Online Harassment
The Atlantic, November 12, 2014

Davey Alba, The Future of Anonymity on the Internet Is In Facebook Rooms
Wired, October 27, 2014

Jake Swearingen, The Imminent Death of the Internet Troll
The Atlantic, October 22, 2014

Jeff Elder, Pew Study on Online Harassment
Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2014

Michelle Goldberg, Revenge Porn Is Reprehensible, But Should It Be A Crime
The Nation, page 25, October 20, 2014

Luke Simcoe, What is #Gamergate?
Metro News (Canada), October 17, 2014

Caitlin Dewey, Why Is It Taking So Long To Identify the Gamergate Trolls?
Washington Post, October 17, 2014

Amanda Hess, Victims Of Online Crimes Are Finally Getting Justice, As Long As They Are Rich And Famous
Slate, October 10, 2014

Catharine Buni and Soraya Chemaly, The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women
The Atlantic, October 9, 2014

Drake Bennett, Who Should Be Unmasked on the Internet
Business Week, October 6, 2014

Hamza Shaban, Walter Isaacson Talks Gamergate, Apple Watch, and His New Book
Gizmodo, October 7, 2014

Caitlin Dewey, A British Troll Was Jailed for His Tweets
Washington Post, October 1, 2014

Craig Timber, Maker of StealthGenie Is Indicted In Virginia
Washington Post, September 29, 2014

Rebecca Koenig, What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, An App Causing Trouble on Campuses
Chronicle of Higher Education, September 26, 2014

JoJo Marshall, Why We All Need To Worry About Revenge Porn
Elle Magazine, September 24, 2014

Michelle Dean, What If Online Harassment Was a Crime? Q and A with Danielle Citron
Gawker, September 23, 2014

Interview with Tim Lee, One Scholar Thinks the Online Harassment of Women Is A Civil Rights Issue
Vox, September 22, 2014

Alina Tugend, Kicked Off Facebook and Wondering Why
New York Times, September 19, 2014

Soraya Chemaly, There’s No Comparing Male and Female Harassment Online
Time, September 9, 2014

Interview with Soraya Chemaly, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace: Danielle Citron Explains that Everyone Is At Risk, From Powerful Celebrities to Everyday People
Salon, September 2, 2014

Andrea Peterson, Just Because Elevator Doors Are Closed Doesn’t Mean You Are Alone
Washington Post, September 8, 2014

Heather Wood Rudulph, Can Celebrities Really Do Anything About Their Leaked Nude Photos?
Cosmopolitan, September 2, 2014

Alex Fitzpatrick, Here’s How Celebs Can Get Their Naked Photos Taken Down
Time, September 2, 2014

Katharine Quarmby, The Cyberstalkers
Newsweek, pp. 44-43, August 22, 2014

Jessica Valenti, It’s Still Revenge Porn When A Victim Is A Man and the Picture is of His Penis
The, June 26

Jessica Valenti, Free Speech is a Bad Excuse for Rape and Death Threats
The, June 18, 2014

Jordan Larson, Alleged Revenge Porn Master Faces Charges in California
Vice News, June 17, 2014

Kashmir Hill, Supreme Court to Decide When Online Threats Should Send You to Jail, June 16, 2014

Facebook Removes Fan Pages Glorifying California Killer
USA Today, May 25, 2014

Erik Sofge, Could the “Right to Be Forgotten” End Revenge Porn
Shape Magazine, May 20, 2014

Samantha Reid, Study Says 70% of Students Have Sexted, So What Do They Think About Revenge Porn
USA Today (College), May 15, 2014

Jacob Gershman, The Right to Be Forgotten Is A Foreign Concept In the United States
Wall Street Journal (blog), May 15, 2014

Josh Gerstein and Stephanie Simon, Who Watches the Watchers: Big Data Goes Unchecked
Politico, May 14, 2014

Katie Van Syckle, How Cyber Bullying Is Making Sexual Assault on Campus Even Worse
Cosmopolitan, May 2014

Kashmir Hill, This Guy Hunts Down the Men Behind Revenge Porn Sites, April 23, 2014

Michelle Dean, The Case for Making Revenge Porn a Crime
Gawker, March 27, 2014

Do police take online threats against women seriously?, March 18, 2014

Hey, Creeps: It’s Legal to Take Pictures Up a Woman’s Skirt, March 7, 2014

Duke admins, cyberbullying experts comment on Collegiate ACB, March 3, 2014

Judge throws out New York “Revenge Porn” case, February 25, 2014

Revenge Porn
WJZ-TV, February 2, 2014

“Revenge porn” website creator Hunter Moore arrested, January 23, 2014

Anti-Woman Hate On The Internet, January 21, 2014

Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet, January 6, 2014

Yet Another Reason to Think Before You Sext: Pedophile Porn Sites Are Stealing Girls’ Pics, January 2, 2014


Revenge porn: A pernicious form of cyber gender harassment
Baltimore Sun, December 15, 2013

Man behind “revenge porn” website arrested, December 12, 2013

Sex, lies and the Internet: The tale of Lena Chen, December 12, 2013

Creative Revenge Porn Charges Filed In California, December 10, 2013

“Privacy” services thwart investigation of rape video sites and story, “The Age of Innocence.”, December 9, 2013

8News Investigates: Revenge Porn, November 22, 2013

Make cyber-sexual assault a felony
Baltimore Sun, November 20, 2013

“Revenge porn” victims press for new laws, November 15, 2013

Being a Victim of Revenge Porn Forced Me to Change My Name – Now I’m an Activist Dedicated to Helping Other Victims
xojane, November 13, 2013

How to Make Revenge Porn a Crime, November 7, 2013

Victims are taking on “revenge porn” websites for posting photos they didn’t consent to
ABA Journal, November 1, 2013

States criminalize revenge porn, October 30, 2013

Md. lawmaker to sponsor bill to fight revenge porn
Audio portion of the article,, October 30, 2013

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Revenge Porn: A 21st Century Constitutional Challenge, October 22, 2013

Maryland health exchange data privacy under the microscope
Baltimore Sun, October 16, 2013

“Revenge porn” law in California a good first step, but flawed, experts say, October 3, 2013

What is ‘revenge porn’? A new bill could make it illegal in California, October 3, 2013

Unwilling Amateur: My friend may have uploaded a sex video of his ex. Should I tell her? column Dear Prudence, October 3, 2013