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Thursday, August 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Haters Gonna Hate: How to Deal with Trolls and Bullies Online

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Rape comments. Racist tweets. Threats of physical violence. Online abuse is increasing, especially for journalists who are in the public eye. What is the best way to handle intense online criticism while maintaining your brand on social media? Is there a way to turn criticism into a productive discussion or a follow-up story? How and when should you report comments that raise serious concerns? And when should you just let trolls be trolls?

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David Ono

Anchor of America Tonight, ABC7
@ABC7DavidOno | Every Monday through Friday David Ono anchors three evening newscasts for KABC-TV in Los Angeles, including the top rated show in all of LA, Eyewitness News at 6pm. In addition to his anchor duties, David has traveled the globe covering some of the world’s biggest stories. Da... Read More →

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Joe Lago

Deputy Editor, Yahoo! Sports
@joelago | A Cal grad and East Bay native, Joe Lago began his career covering sports for the San Jose Mercury News and Alameda Newspaper Group (now known as the Bay Area Newspaper Group), working his way up from the high school beat to the NHL and NBA beats. He then spent seven years working f... Read More →
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Emily Lindin

Founder, The UnSlut Project
@UnSlutProject | Emily Lindin is the founder of The UnSlut Project,  ​an online community where survivors of sexual bullying and "slut" shaming can share their stories, and where girls who are currently suffering can find support and solidarity . The UnSlut Project was inspired by Emily’s o... Read More →

Thursday August 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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