How Facebook Combats Cyberbullying

STOP Cyberbullying

Picture credit: James C. Best, Jr./The New York Times

On the internet, they say, no-one knows you’re a dog. And some dogs can be pretty vicious. With the anonymity of a computer screen, some people find it far too easy to fire off a hurtful or aggressive message. Sometimes these comments are just jokes gone wrong, or glib comments that can be taken the wrong way.

Facebook has appointed someone whose job it is to combat cyberbullying in a proactive, educative way, according to the New York Times’s Nick Bilton.