WASHINGTON – Vice President Kamala Harris will launch a new working group dedicated to fighting online harassment and abuse, according to senior Biden administration officials.
While the issue is not new, it has taken on a new urgency following the shooting massacres in Texas and New York that were preceded by misogynistic and racist comments on social media and message boards.
The National Security Council is working with the White House Gender Policy Council on the initiative, and Attorney General Merrick Garland and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy were scheduled to attend Thursday’s first meeting.
Also present will be Sloane Stephens, a black American tennis player who has faced a torrent of racist abuse after losing matches.
The working group intends to develop, over the next 180 days, recommendations for the next steps the federal government can take to combat the problem, said administration officials, who insisted on anonymity to speak before the launch announcement.
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Harris will launch a working group on online harassment and abuse
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