Training modules/Dealing with online harassment/slides/image-based-problems

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Image-based problems[edit | edit source]

In some cases, users can be the targets of harassment involving images. This can come in many forms, but all have the potential to be upsetting or intimidating. Some examples of how images might be used to harass a user include:

  • An attendee of an event being photographed without their consent, with the resulting photographs posted to Commons or another image sharing project;
  • Sending them offensive or otherwise shocking images;
  • Editing an existing photograph of the user;
  • Using a user's image to illustrate an article that has negative connotations