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In getting Twitter abuse, Zelda Williams is hardly alone

In 2009, Jennifer Pozner was dealing with a big problem on Twitter. The executive director of the women’s advocacy group Women in Media and News, Pozner was used to fielding insults and criticism online. But this one was special: a man who made new Twitter accounts everyday to harass her.

“He would sometimes put my name in his new Twitter handle,” Pozner said. “The worst one was he put my name in his Twitter handle — ‘JennPoznerFan’ — and he would steal my pictures from Flickr, or [on his feed], there would be my face photoshopped onto porn images of women being humiliated.” Other times, she said, her harasser would send out messages saying “vicious, horrible things” — all on a Twitter handle associated with her name.

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