More than half Americans say they’ve been subjected to online harassment

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A new survey shows the internet can be a dark and scary place for some users. The Anti-Defamation League says, more than half of all Americans say they were subjected to hateful speech and harassment online last year. That may not seem like such a big deal in a realm where free speech and anonymity are often fiercely protected, but 37 percent say they suffered severe harassment. That includes things like sexual harassment, physical threats and stalking. Eighty percent of those surveyed say the government should step in and strengthen laws against online harassment. Social media companies and platforms like Youtube have made fighting hateful content a top priority. 

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