'NastyBot' Helps Women Deal With Online Creeps

 - Jun 18, 2018
References: berfinayhan & fastcodesign
The internet isn't known for being particularly kind and welcoming for female users, and NastyBot is a conceptual chatbot that could help women to reduce the amount of time that they need to spend with the creeps out there. The chatbot would take over conversations that end up going in an uncomfortable or downright sexist direction, using a bit of snark to automatically handle negative comments.

NastyBot can be both benign and impactful. The bot could be inserted into conversations to just deal with some who made a joke in poor taste, but it could also handle more serious issues, like dealing with a user who's demonstrating consistent harassment. The designer, Berfin Ayhan, imagines that the bot would block or report users who display such behavior.