The dark side of Guardian comments

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As part of a series on the rising global phenomenon of online harassment, the Guardian commissioned research into the 70m comments left on its site since 2006 and discovered that of the 10 most abused writers eight are women, and the two men are black. Hear from three of those writers, explore the data and help us host better conversations online

Nice to see some real research corroborate what so many people have felt to be be true.

This is also a damn nice piece of storytelling on the web. Not just well-designed and well-written, but uses video in interesting ways (GIF poster attribute!), has dope infographics, includes interactive components that engage and help further the story, and realtime components that drive home the point. Nice juxtaposition of the wonderfulness and sadness of the web.

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