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Discussion on: How do you think tech can better protect people from harassment? Answer for the chance to appear on the DevDiscuss podcast!

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One Mighty.

The biggest problem staring us in the face at the moment is abuse through the social media platforms. Namely Twitter.

In the UK at the moment, there is an outpouring of abuse mainly in the way of racism which is being aimed at soccer players when they've performed poorly. I don't doubt that the issue of racism is still very much a problem but I don't believe it's gotten worse from 20 years ago. It's just become easier to stand out from a crowd with vile abuse.

The anonymity that you have through social media needs to be stopped. This could quite easily be done by making a cell phone number compulsory for social media accounts.