WOMEN
10/02/2013 02:54 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

How YouTube Is Failing Women

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The most important issue facing YouTube wasn't addressed at VidCon, the video-sharing site's annual convention, held in early August.

Instead, a group of about 200 people gathered a stone's throw from the Anaheim Convention Center to discuss the challenges women face on the platform. Huddled on the lawn, they shared their frightening encounters with sexual harassment, rape threats, and doxing--the public release of private information, like phone numbers and addresses--and what it's like facing the constant refrain of "Tits or GTFO" (get the f**k out) that litters most YouTube comment sections.

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