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Friday, July 19 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Working group: Safety, Harassment and Accessibility in Scuttlebutt

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We'll discuss ways that people can Have A Bad Time on a social network, specifically Scuttlebutt.  How will creative harassers get the attention of their targets?  What specific UX features can head off those attacks?  What do we need to do to make Scuttlebutt safe and easy for everyone?  Blocking, accessibility features, privacy settings... how can we ensure that our software is supporting our values and limit the harm it can do? We'll start with a listening session to learn about peoples' experiences. Then Cinnamon has principles and proposals to share from the Abuse Audit; we'll brainstorm more and discuss user needs, technical details and systemic implications of these changes.

Hopes & Dreams
We'll walk away excited to make our software safe and accessible for everyone, with concrete next steps.

This is a facilitated roundtable discussion about users' needs and how developers can meet those needs.

Hoped-for participants:
- Developers of SSB clients
- People with experiences of online harassment
- People with accessibility needs

Why Participate?
For users, to share your experiences.
For developers, to listen to users and to prioritize and plan safety features.
Also for developers to build personal relationships with each other so we can support each other in this work, which will be an ongoing process.

Session Rundown
1. Listening session
2. Discuss findings of Abuse Audit and work on specifications for mitigation features


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Scuttlebutt, Cabal
Interested in safety, accessibility, harassment & abuse prevention, UX related topics.Also procedural art, analog art, and music!

Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hyper Lounge Mesh Hall