Purplecon 2019 tom eastman, protecting people from social media harassment, https://purplecon.nz/talks#tom-eastman, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1bTKHdvGjo&list=PLS45xFo74VF546tbfXXtKDO03cVrAalM6&index=16&t=0s

in some ways, twitter seems like it was designed from the ground up to be the perfect tool for harassment. twitter’s own mechanisms that are supposed to protect users sometimes seem to be pretty inadequate to the task. so i decided to make a few of my own. along the way, i got to grapple with some interesting challenges, including and especially how to build a tool safe enough for use by people who have been threatened online. in this talk i explore risks you have to consider, how you mitigate them, and the ethics of the decisions you end up making.