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What Big Tech misses about #MeToo

This week, 2,500 people descended on Waterloo for Communitech’s second annual True North conference. This year’s theme was “Bridges, Not Walls,” focusing on how technology can connect citizens around the world. The event attracted speakers ranging from Recode’s Kara Swisher to Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.

On the main stage, I moderated a panel on the #MeToo movement, which has empowered women to speak out against sexual harassment and abuse, and how it’s influenced the global tech industry.

The panelists had one key takeaway in common: technology itself is neither the problem nor the solution. The problem starts with people, and what they are taught is acceptable behaviour. Continuing to call out bad actors—and supporting those who speak out—keeps perpetrators accountable.   

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