The Dark Side of Depop.
Music by: Nihilore – Bush Week.
It’s CULTED with your 60-second NEWS BLAST.
A Business of Fashion investigation which was published today revealed “The Dark Side of Depop”.
While the app aims to make fashion fun and long-lasting, BOF reports that many of Depop’s teenage users are being “flooded with requests” for nudes and offensive messages.
BOF also referred to the Instagram account ‘Depop Drama’ which posts strange DM’S people received, which also includes instances of sexual harassment, like creeps asking girls to send posey images of them in their clothes, or even asking them if they could wear the clothes before shipping them!
The BOF referred to Depop’s direct messaging system, as its weakness, because it makes it so easy for abusers to contact teens, who are as young as the age of 13.
So, how can Depop protect its users and how could you take action to fight creeps?
According to Dominic Rose, Depop’s COO, Depop has a “zero-tolerance approach” to sexual harassment.
Depop stated, they are working on a tool that would enable the company “to detect abuse and harassment faster.”
Guys, they are even hiring Depop users to be their watchdogs – giving them training to report conspicuous users.
So do you think this will be enough to make the Depop community safer?
Comment your thoughts below!
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