The Toxicity Threshold

Rafael Jimenez-Duràn

by Rafael Jimenez Duran, assistant professor at Department of economics

The pen is mightier than the sword, but it can be just as double-edged. And, just like a pen, social media can be both a tool for empowerment and a weapon for harm. The same technology that helped mobilize the Arab Spring protesters also hosts content that last year harassed one-third of American adults.