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.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

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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