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Sexual Misconduct
Online harassment is routine among adults

The vitriol from strangers on Twitter is worst when Kate O'Reilly tweets about politics. People call her stupid, lob harsh insults and make lewd references to female anatomy. O'Reilly, a longtime Twitter enthusiast from Minneapolis who has more than 5,000 followers, said that she gets harassed by strangers once or twice a month. "It's hard to gauge what is appropriate, (when to) let it go and what is a real threat," she said. What's not hard to gauge is the reach of online harassment. From inappropriate name-calling to death threats, cyberbullying is a pervasive and very real problem for adults as well as teens. "We've created a culture online in...

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