The ability to say offensive things online on a daily basis without consequences led to new, and more toxic, norms for civic behavior.
Trump has given extremists a high-profile stage, but in the process exposed them to the disinfecting sunlight.
There are many recent cases of women being abused or harassed online. But technology can also play a role in preventing violence against women.
Cyberhate would deny women their full democratic rights as citizens, yet this is trivialised and dismissed – just as sexual violence, discrimination and workplace harassment have been for decades.