47% of US Internet users have experienced online harassment or abuse

According to a new report by the Data & Society Research Institute and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research, 47% of Internet users in the USA have experienced online harassment or abuse. These experiences include direct harassment, invasion of privacy, and denial of access. Young people and sexual minorities are more likely to experience harassment or abuse, and women face a wider variety of harassment than men. 27% of US Internet users self-censor their online posts.