Google’s Jigsaw announced that its Harassment Manager web application, which helps users document and manage online abuse directed at them on several platforms, will be open-sourced.
Harassment Manager is said a result of several years of research, development, and cross-industry collaborations to be able to deliver commitment in combating online violence against women. Also, it enables users to analyze, sort, and share harmful comments with trusted people, as well as mute or block perpetrators and hide Tweet replies.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Twitter are the first to use the said technology.
At the UN Generation Equality Forum in Paris, Google, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and other internet titans pledged to improve women’s safety on their platforms. The Web Foundation challenged businesses to develop solutions to gender-based violence and harassment on the internet.