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Tracy Chou’s Block Party is fighting online trolls—and the startup ecosystem itself



April 8, 2021 - By Katharine Schwab

Original URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/fastcompany/headlines/~3/QV0G8RF7ptY/tracy-chou-blockparty-online-harassment-sentropy

Chou has struggled to raise funding for her tool to help manage harassment on Twitter. Now she’s going up against a competitor with far more resources.

In January 2021, prominent software engineer Tracy Chou opened up registrations for her company’s first product. The service—like the company, called Block Party—is designed to help people who experience harassment online, starting on Twitter but with the ambition to expand to other platforms. By giving users more control over what they see on Twitter, Chou is hoping to solve one of the biggest and most intractable problems with social media.

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