Taking the bully by the horns: More than half of US adults want social media bullies banned, permanently

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More than half US adults want bullies gone for good, and they’re looking to social media platforms to take the first step.

  • Of those surveyed by Pew Research Center, 51% feel the most effective way to handle cyberbullies is to ban them for good, while 48% believe mandating the disclosure of identities should help usurp unruly users.
  • Social media users are hoping these platforms will take action to make their feeds look a little less like notorious “Mean Girls” bully Regina George's Burn Book.