LAS VEGAS -- CES -- Intel, Vox Media, Re/code and Born This Way Foundation are coming together to co-create Hack Harassment (#hackharassment), a new, collaborative initiative to fight online harassment and provide safer, more inclusive online experiences.
The initiative was announced today by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Vox Media Chairman and CEO Jim Bankoff, Re/code Executive Editor and Co-Founder Kara Swisher, and Born This Way Foundation Co-Founder and President Cynthia Germanotta at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
"Online harassment is pervasive and can be vicious," said Krzanich. "If we're to truly succeed in a smart and connected world, we need to remember that behind every device, game, sensor or network is a real person with real feelings and real needs for safety. No one company can address this issue alone – as an industry, we need to work together to create a safer, more inclusive online experience."
Through Hack Harassment, Intel, Vox Media, Re/code and Born This Way Foundation aim to encourage collaboration across the technology industry and beyond by harnessing the power of innovation to fight online harassment. The companies urged the technology industry, media industry, nonprofit organizations, academia, influencers and thought leaders, and members of online communities to join the initiative.
"We want to lend our support to raise awareness and accountability of online harassment," said Bankoff. "As a company that is built on the notion of open expression online, we want to do our part to protect individuals and communities who seek to communicate without fear of harassment. We invite all media companies to join us in this effort."
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