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Cynthia Germanotta says online harassment needs big solutions (Code Conference 2016)

June 1, 2016

Born This Way Foundation President Cynthia Germanotta, the mother of pop music star Lady Gaga, announces the official launch of the anti-harassment campaign Hack Harassment. She tells the story of how a college-age Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, was taunted and harassed to the point of depression. Hack Harassment is a collaboration among Born This Way, Intel, Vox Media and Recode, but Germanotta argues that a much larger effort is needed to solve the problem. She challenges Code attendees to take the #HackHarassment pledge at neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.