Stanford-Educated Software Engineer Develops App To Combat Online Abuse

In part because of her own experience of online harassment, software engineer Tracy Chou launched Block Party, an anti-harassment startup that aims to help people feel safer on social media.


Women and people of color are often the targets of harassment and abuse online, and that drives some to simply abandon platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Now, a software engineer is using her own experience of harassment to build tools that help people feel safer on social media. NPR tech correspondent Shannon Bond has more.

SHANNON BOND, BYLINE: There’s a saying in Silicon Valley – solve your own problems. And Tracy Chou sees plenty

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