How to Protect Yourself Online

Future Tense Presents: Digital Safety Tools & Strategies Against Abuse Tips

Future Tense 3/5 event description
Natalie Matthews

Date: March 5, 2020 6:00 PM EST

Location: New America740 15th St NW #900 Washington, D.C. 20005 (map)

All too often, journalists, activists, and others who use social media in their professional and personal lives are victimized by harassment, impersonation, doxing, and more. (There’s a reason that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called his platform’s response to online abuse “a huge fail.”) When faced with a torrent of hate on social media, it can be tempting to choose self-censorship and silence. But there are ways to protect yourself.

Bring your devices and join Future Tense, PEN America, and the Freedom of the Press Foundation for drinks and a hands-on cybersecurity self-defense session. We’ll equip you with practical tools and strategies to both prepare for and respond to online harassment. You’ll get handy resources to bolster your digital safety and tighten your privacy against hackers and abusers—and we’ll even show you how, and why, to “dox yourself.”


Viktorya Vilk, @PENAmerica
Program Director for Digital Safety and Free Expression at PEN America

Harlo Holmes@FreedomofPress
Director of Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation

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