Amanda Lenhart, of the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, joins the MediaShift podcast to discuss a study on online harassment and abuse

In the news this week, Congress passes legislation that will roll back an Obama-era rule that would force internet service providers to ask permission before selling your browsing data. What does that mean? More power for the cable and telecom giants and less privacy for you online. Plus, BuzzFeed is readying itself for an IPO in 2018 and expanding into Mexico and Germany ahead of their elections. Billionaire Pierre Omidyar puts his money where his mission statement is for the Democracy Fund, with $12 million in new grants to national, state and local non-profit investigative journalism outfits. Our Metric of the Week is Trust Metrics, and researcher Amanda Lenhart to talk about her research on online harassment and abuse.

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