lbbonline | May 13, 2019

LITTLE BLACK BOOK: Grey Colombia Creates the First Universal Symbol Against Online Harassment

Unlike words, symbols are unambiguous and immutable by law

90% of all online harassers are never held accountable. The main reason is a grey area in consent that enables harassers and their lawyers to distort words like 'no', 'stop' or 'don't' into meaning things such as 'maybe' or 'possibly', and ultimately questioning the credibility of victims. 

 

Whereas words are vulnerable to reinterpretation, conventional symbols (like traffic signs) are unambiguous and immutable by law. For example: one cannot appeal that a STOP sign means something different. 

 

Read the full article in Little Black Book, here