Lunes 10 de Diciembre 2018

Hack Harassment Releases PSA Featuring Recording Artist Kesha to Raise Awareness of Online Harassment

Campaign will spotlight the real-life impact of online harassment and
the responsibility we all share to speak out when we see harassment
taking place

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hack Harassment, a coalition dedicated to building a more inclusive and
supportive online community, today released the first in a series of
public service announcement (PSA) videos aimed at raising awareness to
the problem of online harassment, its real-life impact and the
responsibility we all share to speak out against it. Featuring recording
artist Kesha, the short video illustrates the prevalence and severity of
online harassment by featuring real-life examples and a call for viewers
to stand together and take action.

Watch the Hack Harassment PSA here,
which highlights real examples of language high-schoolers have used
online.

“I am honored to participate in Hack Harassment’s PSA campaign,” Kesha
said. “This issue is near and dear to my heart. No one, regardless of
their identity, background or beliefs, should be subjected to harassment
online. I look forward to working with Hack Harassment and its partners
to help raise awareness of this important issue in order to bring about
more inclusive and safer online communities.”

Online harassment is pervasive. According to a Data & Society/CiPHR
Measuring Cyberabuse poll, young people younger than age 30 are more
likely to witness online harassment, with nearly 65 percent of all
American men and women between ages 15 and 29 having experienced online
harassment or abuse.

“Everyone deserves the right to be safe online, especially our young
people whose digital and offline lives are inexorably linked,” said
Cynthia Germanotta, president and co-founder of Born This Way
Foundation, which is a founding partner of Hack Harassment. “We applaud
Kesha for stepping up to help raise awareness of this important issue
and hope it will serve as a reminder that online harassment is real and
that we all have a role to play in reducing it.”

In partnership with Screen Vision Media, the PSA featuring Kesha will
run on 5,000 screens at 654 theatres across the country throughout the
month of February as well on various social media channels managed by
Hack Harassment and its partners.

“We are very proud to partner with Kesha to develop and support this
important PSA,” said Chris Loo, director of Hack Harassment and director
of global diversity and inclusion at Intel Corporation. “By sharing her
perspective on the widespread consequences of online harassment, Kesha
is helping Hack Harassment raise additional awareness around a
critically important issue so that we can reduce the severity and impact
of harassment and abuse online.”

Hack Harassment is currently working on partnering with other
high-profile celebrities for upcoming PSAs. To learn more about Hack
Harassment’s goals, mission and to sign the #HackHarassment pledge,
visit www.HackHarassment.com.

ABOUT HACK HARASSMENT:

Hack Harassment is a coalition of organizations and individuals who
share in the common goal of building a more inclusive and supportive
online community. Hack Harassment does not guarantee the world will be
free from online harassment, but together, we hope to bring us all
closer to that goal.

Hack Harassment is founded by Intel, Vox Media and Lady Gaga’s Born This
Way Foundation. If you are interested in joining the movement, join us
to #HackHarassment.

Contacts

for Hack Harassment
Tiffany Edwards, 212-981-5117
tiffany_edwards@dkcnews.com