Pressure Increases On Yik Yak To Do More About Harassment On The Anonymous App

November 13, 2015

By Tyler Kingkade at Huffington Post

A lawyer working on behalf of civil rights and feminist organizations is ramping up pressure on Yik Yak to do more to combat racist, sexist and homophobic messages posted to the anonymous social media app.

Attorney Debra Katz sent a letter Wednesday evening to venture capitalists James Goetz and Timothy Draper, who collectively invested $72 million in Yik Yak -- $62 million of which came from Goetz's Sequoia Capital -- to request they meet with her law firm and feminist groups about harassment taking place on the app...

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