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How to avoid the ‘internet hate’ and other ‘online harassment’ laws

Some states have passed laws to protect women, but they’re facing backlash online.

Here’s how to avoid being a victim.

1.

Don’t use fake names or IDs, even if it’s your own.

You’ll have to register with the state, which could take a couple of days, depending on where you live.

And if you’re a woman who doesn’t want to register, it’s still worth it to get a male friend’s number and help out a friend.

The more the merrier, of course.

2.

Get a new identity or a real name.

A male friend who can get your number and a male lawyer to help you out will get your new birth certificate, driver’s license, social security card, passport and more.

3.

If you’re not sure about the law, check with your local state attorney general.

Some states, like New Jersey, have enacted some of the strictest laws for the internet, which means you’ll have trouble getting a job.

But if you don’t have an attorney or your identity is not public, the law is very clear that you need a name change, and you can ask to be placed on the sex offender registry.

4.

Avoid social media and apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, as they might allow hate speech.

“It’s the equivalent of putting the word ‘torture’ on Instagram,” said Julie Dibber, a writer in New York City who was once harassed on Instagram by someone using her real name, but who says she doesn’t feel comfortable using it anymore.

“Instagram and Snapchat are not only places for hate speech, they are places where some people think they can post hate speech.”

5.

Be cautious about getting caught up in political debates.

If the president or the Republican-controlled Congress wants to target you, make sure you’re on a safe list before going online.

You can use a pseudonym and still be safe online, but you’ll probably have to prove you’re the person you say you are to get your messages deleted.

And remember that your privacy will be protected if you sign up for a service like Tor, an encrypted network that can help you stay anonymous online.

6.

Don’s not a real person, so don’t worry about how he thinks or acts.

The people who think and act the way they do aren’t really your friends, and that makes it harder to be safe, Dibbert said.

But she added that being a real, live person online can be comforting and helps you feel less alone.

7.

Try to avoid posting hateful or inappropriate things online.

“I do have a very specific set of rules, and I’ve learned a lot of ways of not doing them that aren’t as effective as they could be,” Dibbers said.

“If you don and do something that’s offensive, and someone sees it and comments it on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, I can’t help you,” she added.

8.

Avoid online hate speech and harassment.

Don and other women are doing everything they can to keep online safe.

They have created an online safety center, called Stop the Hate, and are working to create new safety tools.

There’s also a Facebook group called Stop Online Harassment.

But as long as people continue to post offensive or hateful comments and images, it can be hard to get through to the real online harassers.

“The only way to prevent it is to speak up,” Dribber said.

9.

Know the difference between harassment and speech.

In the past, it wasn’t clear what a lot people would take offense to online.

But now, a lot more people are taking action to try to prevent the spread of online hate.

It’s easy to say you’re going to ignore this, but the real reason is that you don.

Dibbing said that while she is glad people are standing up to these hate-filled trolls, it takes a lot to prevent people from sharing their online experiences online.

And while there are some tools to block hateful comments online, those are often far too weak and easily abused.

It can take hours to ban comments from a certain account or subreddit, she said.

So don’t try to ban all trolls, and make sure your online behavior doesn’t lead to a problem on the Internet.

“You can’t control every single thing you do online,” Diba said.