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Kara Swisher on the Adria Richards Social Media Backlash

With 20 years of experience, AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher has seen more than her fair share of digital scandals. However, she says, when it comes to social media firestorms, the recent lashing blogger Adria Richards took after she tweeted about sexual harassment at a tech conference was an unfortunate one for all parties involved.

“It’s a terrible, terrible situation. Most of all, it’s an interesting issue regarding what social media can do right now,” said Swisher. “I’m not clear she should have published their pictures. I don’t know. It’s a great debate [around] what should have happened in that situation. When you’re irked by somebody in a car next to you, do you tweet a picture of them swerving into your lane?… But now you have these tools that amplify your voice. The question is how much amplification should you be doing?”

Read the full interview at So What Do You Do, Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor of AllThingsD.com?

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