Posted by Fox News on Friday, December 07, 2018 07:39:11The term “online harassment” is used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to describe actions taken by online users to restrict access to and control of content that is deemed harmful or objectionable.
It is unclear if a user is an actual person or simply a bot that uses automated scripts to spread false or misleading information about a company.
According to the FCC, an account is considered a “hostile environment” when its users are repeatedly directed to or from malicious websites.
The term also refers to content that contains content that could be considered harassing, obscene, abusive, defamatory, or discriminatory, but is not a “real person” or identifiable individual.
The FCC has not set up a new category of harassment and has instead referred to “hostility environment” harassment.
A bot can be a bot or a person who uses bots to spread falsehoods, lies, or misleading content.
The FCC defines a bot as one that spreads false or defamating content on a website or otherwise attempts to disrupt a website’s functionality.
A person can be both a bot and a person.
A bot can create content or have access to a website and engage in targeted attacks on other users.
A person can also be a person, but the FCC has defined a person as an individual who is under 18 years of age and has a physical presence in the United States.