Behind Monica Lewinsky's Mission to Rid the World of Cyberbullying

The Epidemic, GoodnessBot and her ongoing partnership with BBDO


A little over four years ago at the Cannes Lions, Monica Lewinsky, fresh off a powerful TED talk on the destructive effects of public shaming, held the marketing and technology industries to task.

Her speech wasn’t filled with overtly pointed criticism, but rather with examples, research and opinion about the heavy price individuals pay when faced with cyberbullying. It was also filled with an impressive amount of self-awareness, humility and compassion, to the point that the assembled crowd of advertising people gave Lewinsky a well-earned standing ovation.

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