Field guide for surviving online harassment

The free speech and journalism site PEN America has launched an Online Harassment Field Manual, challenging the assumption that ‘online harassment is the price we collectively pay for enshrining free speech above all else’. Constance Grady notes that the manual offers a tool as a deterrent, because ‘online harassment is antithetical to free speech because online harassment is designed to silence’. Grady concludes her description of the launch by saying ‘The Internet is dark and full of horrors, and if you want to make it through unscathed, a field manual can only help.’