A virtual town hall hosted by Connecticut's first Black Congresswoman was interrupted by racist trolls

Connecticut’s first Black congresswoman said her virtual town hall this week was disrupted by Zoombombers, who posted messages in the chat such asSHUT UP N****R, GO PICK YOUR COTTON” 과 “TRUMP 2020.

대표. Jahana Hayes, a Democrat up for reelection this November, said the incident happened on Monday during a virtuallistening sessionwith Newtown residents.
그들은 10 minutes into the fourth meeting when someone said: “Shut up, N-word,” according to Hayes, WHO published a piece about the incident on Medium.
Hayesteam then muted the person and removed them from the meeting. But Hayes said it happened again, from a different participant, with the N-word on a loop set to music.
    This is repeated by two more people, clearly a coordinated effort,” Hayes wrote in her essay. “Six minutes of vile, 역겨운, dare I say deplorable, 미움- and I am on full display as I process, in real time, what is happening.
    The chat section was inundated with pro-Trump comments and racist rhetoric, including one repeated message that saidSHUT UP N****R GO PICK YOUR COTTON.
    Hayes posted photos of the harassment 트위터에서, 속담 “This behavior is being normalized! We can ALL choose not to accept it. Please vote on Nov 3rd.
    With so many meetings switching to virtual platforms, “Zoombombing,” or cyber harassment from unidentified trolls hijacking the meeting, has become something of a phenomenon — 심지어 FBI issuing a warning about the threat in March.
    The company responded to the incident in a 트위터.
    We are deeply upset to hear about this and we take the privacy of Zoom Meetings very seriously,” the company wrote in response to Hayes.
    CNN에 대한 성명에서, a spokesperson for Zoom said the companystrongly condemns such hateful behavior.
    Zoom is in communication with Representative Hayesoffice regarding this matter. “We are committed to maintaining an equal, respectful and inclusive online environment for all our users,” the spokesperson said in an email to CNN, pointing to various measures the platform has made including updating a number of default settings and adding featuresto help hosts more easily access in-meeting security controls.
    We take meeting disruptions extremely seriously and where appropriate, we work closely with law enforcement authorities,” 대변인이 말했다. “We encourage users to report any incidents of this kind to Zoom and law enforcement authorities so the appropriate action can be taken against offenders.
    In her essay, Hayes detailed the mental impact of this kind of racist attack, writing that she isnot ok.
      I have watched other women weather this storm and fend off these types of attacks and wonder if in their quiet places they have felt what I am feeling right now. We have become numb to this behavior, instinct kicks in and we just move on,” 그녀가 적었다. “We are left debating zoom security, yet not addressing the underlying issue- that pockets of racism and hate still exist right in our own front yard.
      안에 트위터, David X. Sullivan, HayesRepublican challenger, 사건이라고 “appalling.

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