Block Party Aims To Be A 'Spam Folder' For Social Media Harassment

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Software engineer Tracy Chou’s own experience on social media led her to create Block Party, an app that helps people filter their feeds to manage online abuse and harassment. Elizabeth Dalziel for NPR

Elizabeth Dalziel for NPR

There’s a saying in Silicon Valley: Solve your own problems. Tracy Chou didn’t have to look further than her social media feeds to see those problems.

“I’ve experienced a pretty wide range of harassment,” she said. “Everything from the casual mansplaining-reply guys to really targeted, persistent harassment and stalking and explicit threats that have led me to have to go

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